Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 501–508 | Cite as

Study on the Possibility of Using Vine Stalk Waste (Vitis Vinifera) for Producing Gypsum Particleboards

  • H. Rangavar
  • S. Kh. Khosro
  • M. H. Payan
  • A. Soltani

The objective of this study was the production of gypsum particleboards with vine stalk waste and the investigation of some physical and mechanical properties of the boards. For this purpose, boards were made from gypsum, oven-dried mass of vine stalk waste, and the white portland cement in various ratios. The thickness swelling and water absorption after 2 and 24 hours of immersion in water, the modulus of rupture, the modulus of elasticity, and the internal bond strength of the boards were determined according to the European Norms standard. The results show that, by selecting proper ratios between the constituents, particleboards with good physicomechanical properties can be produced.


gypsum particleboard vine stalk waste physical and mechanical properties white portland cement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rangavar
    • 1
  • S. Kh. Khosro
    • 1
  • M. H. Payan
    • 1
  • A. Soltani
    • 2
  1. 1.Wood Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Civil EngineeringShahid Rajaee Teacher Training UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil EngineeringShahid Rajaee Teacher Training UniversityTehranIran

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