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Hu, Y., and Xue, B. (2013). "Analysis of nondestructive testing for mechanical properties of LVL at different relative humidities based on fuzzy and classical mathematics," BioRes. 8(2), 2839-2854.


Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) panels made from poplar (Populus ussuriensis Kom.) and pine (Pinus sylvestris L. var. mongolica Litven.) veneers were tested for mechanical properties in this work. Four different nondestructive testing (NDT) methods and the static bending test were conducted on the LVL. The NDT methods included the longitudinal vibration method, longitudinal transmission method, and in-plane and out-plane flexural vibration methods. The effects of relative humidity on the modulus of elasticity (MOE) and bending strength (MOR) of LVL with vertical load were investigated. Four relative humidities were tested, namely 40%, 50%, 60%, and 70%. The feasibility of NDT testing on LVL was analyzed by fuzzy and classical mathematics. The results showed that the MOE and MOR of LVL diminished with an increase of relative humidity, and the analysis results of fuzzy neartude and correlation coefficients were same. There was a good linear correlation between NDT results and MOE or MOR of poplar and pine LVL.
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