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A Model for the Micro-Mechanical Characterization of Wood Fibres

Garrett, Stephen, Jesson, David A., Pans, Griet, Phanopoulos, Chris and Watts, John F. (2018) A Model for the Micro-Mechanical Characterization of Wood Fibres In: Timber 2018 Conference, 26-27 Jun 2018, London, UK.

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Timber is a composite material ordered over many length scales. The basic building blocks of timber are wood fibres, hollow tube like elements which are responsible for both water transport and load bearing within trees, (Ansell, 2015). The fibres can be separated from bulk timber in a process known as defibrilation, a key industrial process for the production of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). MDF is a composite material formed of fibres and adhesive, which is used widely in the construction industry among innumerable others.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Jesson, David
Pans, Griet
Phanopoulos, Chris
Watts, John
Date : 31 August 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 the authors
Uncontrolled Keywords : Micro-mechanical analysis; Wood Fibres; Medium Density Fibreboard
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Nov 2018 14:29
Last Modified : 12 Nov 2018 14:29

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