Mechanical Properties of Secondary Wall and Compound Corner Middle Lamella near the Phenol-Formaldehyde (PF) Adhesive Bond Line Measured by Nanoindentation
To find out the penetration of PF into the wood cell wall and its effects onthe mechanical properties in the cellular level, the elastic modulus and hardness of secondary wall (S2 layer) and compound corner middle lamella (CCML) near PF bond line region were determined by nanoindentation. Compare to the reference cell walls (unaffected by PF), PF penetration into the wood tissues showed improved elastic modulus and hardness. And the mechanical properties decreased slowly with the increasing the distance from the bond line, which are attributed to the effects of PF penetration into S2 layer and CCML. The reduced elastic modulus variations were from18.8 to 14.4 GPa for S2 layer, and from10.1 to 7.65 GPa for CCML. The hardness was from 0.67 to 0.52 GPa for S2 layer, and from 0.65 to 0.52 GPa for CCML. In each test viewpoint place, the average hardness of CCML was almost as high as that of S2 layer, but the reduced elastic modulus was about 50% less than that of S2 layer. But the increase ratio of mechanical properties was close. All the results showed PF penetrates into the CCML. The penetration behavior and penetration depth from bond line were similar in both S2 layer and CCML.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
K. Liang et al., "Mechanical Properties of Secondary Wall and Compound Corner Middle Lamella near the Phenol-Formaldehyde (PF) Adhesive Bond Line Measured by Nanoindentation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 1746-1751, 2011