Wood-based materials

This unit covers the following topics:

Non-structural materials
Structural panels
Advantages of "engineered" timber
It introduces engineered materials such as plywood, cross-laminated timber, glulam, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), parallel strand lumber (PSL) and OSB, and I-beams.

Note: See also Wood-based panels unit in the module on Further topics in timber engineering.The structural performance of wood-based materials is covered in more detail in the modules on structural design.

Level
Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced
Relevance
50%
50%

Case studies

Massive timber construction without glue - Brettstapel

Timber element(s): Massive timber construction without glue - Brettstapel
Timber species(s):
Location: Acharacle, Argyll

Wood Information Sheets
Case studies
Eurocode software
Wood species database
Archive
TRADA books online


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