Localized density effects on fastener holding capacities in wood-based panels
2007 (English)In: Forest products journal, ISSN 0015-7473, Vol. 57, no 1/2, 103-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The main objective of this study was to characterize localized density effects on some common fasteners’ holding capacities in wood-based panels. Oriented strand board (OSB) of three different thicknesses, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and particle board (PB) were tested for screw and staple withdrawal from face and edge, head pull-through, and for screw lateral resistance. The fastener holding capacities were correlated with localized density of the panels. Test results indicated that in the OSB panels, density variation had a significant effect on the screw withdrawal, head pull-through, and lateral resistances, but the effects were less evident for the staple withdrawal and head pull-through. For PB, density variation had a significant effect on the screw withdrawal and head pull-through resistances, but the effects were less pronounced for screw lateral resistance, staple withdrawal and head pull-through. For MDF, no significant correlations were found; this could be attributed to the low density variation in these panels. The data will be used for the optimization of furniture frames, and to provide recommendations to the panel industry on the use of the fasteners with their products.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 57, no 1/2, 103-109 p.
Research subject Wood Products Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4550Local ID: 281c79c9-d095-4256-817b-7a3984835876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4550DiVA: diva2:977424
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