Project: Creep behaviour of environmental-friendly wood panels under different service class situations
The project aims at exploring fundamentals related to creep behaviour of environmental-friendly wood panels, and hence addressing the relevant questions needed to integrate them safely in building and furniture applications.
Project manager Stergios Adamopoulos Other project members Sheikh Ali Ahmed Participating organizations Linnaeus University Financier Karl Erik Önnesjös stiftelse Timetable 15 June 2018–15 Sept 2019 Subject Forestry and wood (Department of Forestry and Wood, Faculty of Technology)
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The project aims at exploring fundamentals related to creep behaviour of environmental-friendly wood panels (particleboard, fibreboards, OSB, plywood), and hence addressing the relevant questions needed to integrate them safely in building and furniture applications.
Selected commercial and laboratory made wood panels that use bio-based adhesives in their production will be tested under long-term (6 months) bending creep, using constant loading under varied climate conditions corresponding to different service class situations. It will be aimed to elucidate the sensitivity of the wood panel types to duration of load effects and the role of humidity, and to acquire reliable predictions of the creep stress levels of wood panels at various service conditions