Properties of single and mixed species glulam from selected low-grade Malaysian timbers / Wan Hazira Wan Mohamad

Wan Mohamad, Wan Hazira (2018) Properties of single and mixed species glulam from selected low-grade Malaysian timbers / Wan Hazira Wan Mohamad. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 14 . Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


Heavy timber construction in Malaysia generally uses heavy and medium hardwood timbers with strength groups between SGI to SG4. Light hardwood timbers with strength group of SG5 to SG7, which are also known as low-grade timbers are mostly used for non-structural applications and this does not represent an efficient use of available timber. Thus, one of the ways to fully utilize and upgrade the value of these timbers is by converting them into glued laminated timber (glulam). Glulam allows the use of any timber species be it low-grade timber, small diameter trees, plantation and fast growing timber species, as long as the timber species selected have good gluing characteristics and can fulfill the production and structural requirement of glulam. Glulam also offers the opportunity to combine highgrade timber at the outer laminations with low-grade timber at the inner laminations, producing a mixed-species glulam. This study investigates the effect of using Malaysian lower grade timber species combined with higher grade timber species in the manufacturing of glulam. Two types of glulam beams were prepared; (i) mono species with uniform layup using Kapur, Merpauh, Resak, White Meranti, Bintangor, Jelutong and Sesendok, and (ii) mixed species with balanced layup whereby higher strength grade timbers i.e. Merpauh and Kapur were equally positioned at the outer layer and the lower strength grade timbers i.e. Jelutong and Sesendok were positioned at the inner layer. Ten-layered glulam beams were prepared in accordance with MS758. A series of tests were performed namely flexural, delamination and block shear tests. Prior to glulam manufacturing, the flexural properties of solid timber beam in structural size and the effect of two different finger lengths on flexural properties of finger jointed beams were determined…


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Wan Mohamad, Wan Hazira
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Chemical engineering
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 14
Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; glulam
Date: 2018
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