Characterization of the Mechanical Behavior of Wood Laminates with the Help of a Flexion-Compression Device

Mixed flexion compression tests on wood laminates
  • G. Mussot-Hoinard
  • G. Ferron
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Uniaxial tension or compression tests and three points bending tests are often not representative of the loadings undergone by structural elements used in building construction. Thus, a flexion-compression device, previously built for studying long fibers composites [1], has been designed with the help of ABAQUS/Standard for wood-based panels. After having described the principle of the device, results concerning the damage and failure phenomena of maritime pine plywood samples submitted to mixed flexion-compression loadings will be explained.


Acoustic Emission Energy Emission Acoustics Silicone Grease Plywood Panel Transversal Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mussot-Hoinard
    • 1
  • G. Ferron
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux URA CNRS 1215 - ISGMPUniversité de MetzMetz Cedex 01France

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