Design and Property Analysis of the Metal Mesh Reinforced LVL
This study mainly analyzed the factors that affected the mechanical properties of laminated veneer lumber（LVL）. To increase the mechanical properties, metal mesh was inserted into LVL that made of fast-growing timber. Effects of different factors were evaluated on the mechanical properties of LVL, several enhancement modes of metal mesh were designed to reinforce the LVL. Then, the mechanical properties (modulus of rupture and modulus of elasticity) of the LVL specimens were measured by static bending test. The results of different enhancement modes were analyzed and compared to investigate the effects of different factors. The position of metal mesh and the mesh number of metal mesh make significant effects on the MOE; the type of metal mesh and the angle of metal mesh-wood grain do not have any obvious effects on the MOE. The type of metal mesh and the position of metal mesh make significant effects on the MOR; the mesh number of metal mesh and the angle of metal mesh-wood grain do not have any obvious effects on the MOR.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
Y. C. Hu et al., "Design and Property Analysis of the Metal Mesh Reinforced LVL", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 2145-2149, 2010