Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 399–413 | Cite as

Effect of size on the bending strength of laminated veneer lumber

  • Mikael Fonselius


The effect of size on bending strength has been experimentally determined for laminated veneer lumber. Width was found to have no effect on bending strength. The effect of depth times length on bending strength obtained by the slope method was about 0.075, which is in good agreement with the results obtained by the shape parameter method. The effect of length is somewhat more severe than the effect of depth. Size was found to have no effect on modulus of elasticity or modulus of rigidity.

In addition, the relationships between bending strength, modulus of elasticity and density of laminated veneer lumber were experimentally modelled.


Shape Parameter Parameter Method Time Length Depth Time Laminate Veneer Lumber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikael Fonselius
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  1. 1.Technical Research Centre of FinlandVTTFinland

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