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Gaff, M., Ruman, D., Svoboda, T., Sikora, A., Záborský, V., and Vallejo, C. R. (2017). "Impact bending strength as a function of selected factors: 2 – Layered materials from densified lamellas," BioRes. 12(4), 7311-7324.


This article examines the effect of selected factors (wood species, lamella combination, type of adhesive, number of loading cycles) on the impact bending strength (IBS) of laminated wood. The IBS was tested on specimens made from beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and aspen lamellas (Populus tremula L.). The laminated wood was densified by 10% and 20% of the original thickness. For bonding the wood, polyvinyl acetate (PVA) adhesive was used, and the product was compared with laminated wood bonded with polyurethane adhesive (PUR). The wood species and lamella combination had significant effects on IBS. The highest values of IBS were found for beech wood lamellas.

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