State-of-the-art report on fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) utilization in wood products

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Author
Pirvu, Ciprian
Date
June 2004
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Pirvu, Ciprian
Date
June 2004
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
35 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Materials
Series Number
W-2073
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Fibre-reinforced wood systems are light, strong, stiff composites that can efficiently replace larger wood members and can be relied on to provide consistent mechanical properties. This report is an introduction to fibre-reinforced wood systems for members of the Canadian wood products industry. It provides the motivation for reinforcing wood with synthetic fibres, and surveys the choice of materials and their uses. Numerous examples of current applications are discussed to demonstrate the strong and weak points of various approaches and examine the durability and management of fibre-reinforced wood products, as well as to indicate opportunities that exist for the Canadian wood products industry. This report is intended to be a useful reference for the Canadian wood products industry, and assist future developments in structural and non-structural applications of fibre-reinforced wood products.
Composite materials - Durability
Fibres
Board products - Materials used
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