Evaluation of shear strength and cyclic delamination of paric á (schizolobium amazonicum) laminated wood
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https://www.eduzhai.net International Journal of Materials Engineering 2016, 6(2): 60-65 DOI: 10.5923/j.ijme.20160602.07 Evaluation of Shear Strength and Cyclic Delamination of Paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum) Glued Laminated Timber Raquel Schmitt Cavalheiro1, Carlito Calil Neto2, André Luis Christoforo3,*, Carlito Calil Junior4, Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr4 1Department of Materials (SMM), São Paulo University (EESC/USP), São Carlos, Brazil 2Wood and Timber Structures Laboratory (LaMEM), São Carlos Engineering School, São Paulo University - USP, São Carlos, Brazil 3Centre for Innovation and Technology in Composites – CITeC, Department of Civil Engineering (DECiv), Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil 4Department of Structural Engineering (SET), São Paulo University (EESC/USP), São Carlos, Brazil Abstract Glued laminated timber (glulam) is an engineered product that requires manufacturing precision in all its stages. The finished product can only be tested in laboratory conditions; however, it is necessary to provide the quality control in production to ensure that glulam properties are appropriate to the product specified requirements in accordance with proper codes. This research aimed to evaluate the proposed trials conducted with combinations of Paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum, a tropical wood species coming from a certificate reforestation area), three adhesives (polyurethane, phenol resorcinol formaldehyde, melamine formaldehyde) and two types of treatment (CCA, CCB). The shear strength and delamination test results of all the treated samples showed the good performance of Paricá glulam, which can be used to indoor and outdoor applications. Keywords Glued laminated timber, Treatment, Structural adhesives, Reforestation species 1. Introduction As discussed in previous reports it is important investigating wood from different species as alternatives in preparing Glued Laminated Timber . As an engineered wood product Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) requires manufacturing precision in all its stages [2-4], and only laboratory tests can be used to evaluate finished specimens [5-7]. To ensure that glulam properties are appropriate to the strength required by normative codes quality control is required in production . In this research, shear strength (failure mode in glue line) and delamination data are presented. These tests were performed at LaMEM (Wood and Timber Structures Laboratory), Structural Engineering Department, São Carlos Engineering School, São Paulo University, in Brazil, in order to evaluate some combinations of adhesive-treatment according to standardized specifications . Paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum, a tropical wood species coming from a certificate reforestation area), three treatments conditions (CCA, CCB and no * Corresponding author: email@example.com (André Luis Christoforo) Published online at https://www.eduzhai.net Copyright © 2016 Scientific & Academic Publishing. All Rights Reserved treatment, as reference) and three adhesives (polyurethane HB S309, phenol resorcinol formaldehyde RS 216M and Melamine MUF 1242/2542) were adopted. In 1948, through the Forest Service of the State of São Paulo, American species known as "yellow pine", which include Pinus palustris, P. echinata, P. elliottii and P. taeda, were introduced for testing. Among these, the last two stand out for ease in cultivation, rapid growth and intense reproduction in the South and Southeast of Brazil. Since then, a large number of species continued to be introduced and established in field experiments by government agencies and private companies seeking to establish commercial plantations. Shizolobium amazonicum (Paricá), because of rapid growth, bole straight and wood with high price in domestic and foreign markets, has been extensively cultivated by logging companies in the northern and northeastern regions of Brazil, mainly in the states of Pará and Maranhão. According to Paricá Research Center (CPP), in municipality of Dom Eliseu, southern Pará, which represents the vast majority of Paricá planters in the states of Pará and Maranhão, it is estimated that in these states there is around 40,000 hectares of the planted species. Paricá is endemic vegetable specie in Brazilian Amazon, as well as in Venezuelan, Colombian, Peruvian and Bolivian. International Journal of Materials Engineering 2016, 6(2): 60-65 61 In Brazil, it is found in states of Amazonas, Pará, Mato Grosso and Rondônia, in clay soils of primary and secondary forests, both on land and in high floodplain. Paricá trees can reach 15 to 40 meters high and 50 to 100cm stem diameter, presenting a cylindrical and straight trunk. In young trees the bark, is greenish and thin, becoming later gray, thick, hard, and rough and with vertical strips of lenticels; musk has unpleasant odor. The wood is soft, light, with thick texture, grain straight to irregular, reddish cream heartwood and sapwood cream-clear. It offers easy processing and receives good finish, but has low natural durability, being susceptible to fungi, termites and wood-destroying insects. It is used in the manufacture of matches, toys, models, light packaging, canoes, liners, core panels and doors, concrete forms, veneer, plywood, pulp and paper. The tree is suitable for commercial plantations, agroforestry and reforestation of degraded areas due to its rapid growth and good performance both in homogeneous formations as in consortia. Figure 1 shows the image of Paricá wood specie. growing season, different cell types and sizes are formed. The adhesive should be chosen considering: weather conditions of use (use classes), wood species, preservative and manufacturing methods. The use classes of structural laminated elements are shown in Table 1 . Wood preservation consists of its impregnation with toxic substances, so that they can no longer be used as food for termites or fungi. Preservative treatment of glued laminated timber must be performed after its manufacturing, checking the compatibility between adhesive and treatment to be used . When the dimensions become thinner, Glulam treatment is impossible, preserved wood should be used for their manufacture. In all cases, the wood moisture content must be controlled, and the compatibility of preservative with adhesive should be checked. So, recommendations of the manufacturers of preservatives and adhesives should be followed for their compatibility. 2. Material and Methods Figure 1. Paricá wood specie Wood properties have a deep effect on adhesive performance. Hardwood is generally more difficult in gluing than the softwood. Wood anatomical properties have a significant influence on wood bonding, such as the variability in density and porosity, heartwood and sapwood, and juvenile wood and mature wood. Furthermore, there exists the influence of the dimensional instability of reaction wood, as well as the direction of the grain, in which the penetration relates to the cutting direction. Each kind of tree has its own growth pattern. During Paricá wood specimen was classified by visual and mechanical evaluation before using in glulam assembling. With the help of classification rules reference, the growth characteristics are used to select the timber classes of visual quality. Visual grading of Paricá wood was performed according to the criteria adopted from the Brazilian standard .. The average wood moisture content was 12%. Gluing was performed with layers of wood without treatment using the two types of adhesives. Bonding was made no longer than 24 hours after planning. Besides, 180 to 200 g/m2 adhesive were applied to one surface, and the assemblies pressed at 1 MPa for 6 hours, according to manufacturer specifications. After assembly, wood pieces were sent to a commercial treatment facility and treated with the preservatives CCA [chrome CrO3 (47,5 %), copper CuO, (18.5 %) and arsenic As2O5 (34.0 %)], CCB [CuSO4 (35.8%), H3BO3 (22.4%), K2CrO7 (38.5%) and NaHSO4 (2.1%)] and CCBS [the CCB-treated wood – Salt Base]. Chemical treatment was carried out in an autoclave after seven days of adhesive curing, and conditioned to a relative humidity of 12% after preservative treatment. The shear test followed American standard specifications . Those with 12% humidity were considered the dry specimens while the wet ones were obtained after keeping them under water during 48 hours. Table 1. Classification for structural use according to moisture of the wood and temperature of application  Use Classes 1 2 3 Description Interior Exterior Covered Exterior Moisture of the wood ≤12% ≤18% for wood without treatment ≤20% for softwoods with treatment Any Temperature <50°C <50°C Any Type of Adhesive* I I II * I - adhesives for interior use; II - adhesives for interior and exterior use 62 Raquel Schmitt Cavalheiro et al.: Evaluation of Shear Strength and Cyclic Delamination of Paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum) Glued Laminated Timber The delamination tests followed the Canadian standard  except that the glued assembly nominal dimensions were 210 cm long, 10 cm wide and 4 cm thick. Figure 2 shows a specimen used to determine the shear strength. alternative hypothesis. Thus, P-value less than 0.05 implys rejecting the null hypothesis, accepting it otherwise. The Anderson-Darling and Bartlett tests were used to verify the normality of the residuals of the ANOVA and equivalence of variances between treatments. For the formulation of the tests, the P-value superior than 5% involves accepting that the distribution of residuals is normal and the variances between treatments are equivalent, which validates the ANOVA models. A total of 216 specimens have been analyzed in the shear test. being 24 specimens without treatment, (8 were glued with polyurethane, 8 with phenol resorcinol formaldehyde, 8 with melamine formaldehyde) and 96 treated with CCA and 96 with CCB (being 32 of each treatment glued with polyurethane, 32 with phenol resorcinol formaldehyde, 32 with melamine formaldehyde), half of these samples were analysed dry and the other half saturated. A total of 108 specimens - with the same combination of adhesives and treatments as for the shear test - were essayed in the cycle delamination test . Figure 2. Specimen used to determine the shear strength The criteria to be considered for the “use classes” for acceptance of combinations of adhesive-preservative treatment was as follows: - the delamination test on the Canadian standard  describes that the delamination of all glued lines of the specimen should not exceed 1%; - the shear test, the coefficient of variation is 28%, similar to that prescribed by the Brazilian Standard . Failure mode must be considered for: - specimens with a total break in the adhesive line tested in the dry condition were considered substandard; - specimens with a total break in the line of adhesive in a wet condition were classified as a class for “internal use”. To investigate the influence of the factors: type of adhesive, type of preservative treatment and moisture content, in the shear strength, was used to the analysis of variance (ANOVA), considered the significance level of 5%. The null hypothesis formulated consisted in the equivalence of means between treatments, and the non-equivalence as an 3. Results and Discussion Shear Test The specimens subjected to shear assay presented four general behaviors (Fig. 3): - Compression (wood weaker than the glue line), not considered; - Shear in the glue line as well as in the wood; - Shear 100% at the glue line; - Shear 100% at the wood. During the visual analysis of the results these four behaviors were used to classify the events occurred during the assays. The highest scores referred to compression as presented in Table 2 for each adhesive phenol resorcinol formaldehyde (PRF), melamine formaldehyde (MF) and polyurethane (PU), as well as for the dry and saturated specimens. The scores in compression observed in all cases suggest that the high porosity of the wood allowed compression instead of break of the specimen. Concerning the adhesives, it is possible to conclude that MF and PU presented the highest score of 100% wood rupture, suggesting that such adhesives presented higher adhesion, regardless dry or saturated specimens. Table 2. Frequency of events observed in the shear test according to visual observation Events Compression (%) 100 % wood (%) 100 % glue line (%) Other(*) (%) PRF Dry Saturated 55.6 72.2 8.3 - 5.5 8.3 30.6 19.3 MF Dry Saturated 64 61.0 30.4 30.4 - - 5.6 8.4 PU Dry Saturated 55.5 53.0 25.0 33.0 5.5 5.5 14.0 8.5 (*) - shear in the glue line and/or in the wood. International Journal of Materials Engineering 2016, 6(2): 60-65 63 The rupture value, fv0, from the shear assays were measured and the average values calculated for the statistical evaluations of the results, as presented in Table 3 for dry and saturated specimens with each adhesive. Table 3. Mean, coefficient of variation and standard deviations for fv0 values for dry and saturated specimens glued with PRF, MF and PU adhesives Specimen Condition Dry Saturated Stat. Mean CV (%) SD Mean CV (%) SD fv0 (MPa) Adhesive PRF MF PU 3.4 3.7 3.5 23 24 28% 0.78 0.88 0.96 2.3 2.9 2.9 23 10 19% 0.53 0.29 0.55 CV- coeficient of variation; SD - standard deviation. The rupture force for the different adhesives was determined considering the values for the specimens, in which only rupture occurred, disregarding those in which compression took place. Figure 3 presents the average rupture force in relation to each adhesive and specimen condition. From this figure is possible to observe that better results are obtained with dry specimens being the fv0 values lower for saturated samples. Table 3 presents a summary of the statistical evaluation, performed with the t-Student test for values in Figure 3 considering the averages and standard deviations. (3,5 ± 0,96 MPa) > PU-saturated (2,9 ± 0,5 MPa). Watching the values of fv0 for dry specimens glued with the different adhesives one have: MF (3,7 ± 0,9 MPa) ≅ PU (3,5 ± 0,96 MPa) ≅ PRF (3,4 ± 0,8 MPa), resulting in statistically similar results for the three adhesives according to the data in Table 3. However considering the saturated specimens glued with the different adhesives one have the order: MF (2,9 ± 0,3 MPa) ≅ PU (2,9 ± 0,5 MPa) > PRF(2,3 ± 0,5 MPa), in which there is significantly statistical difference meaning that the performance of MF and PU are similar, but with fv0 values higher than that observed for PRF, suggesting advantageous application in external usage in favor of the two firsts. Table 4. Statistical evaluation of the fv values for samples glued with the same adhesive under different specimen condition and paired in two adhesives for dry and saturated specimens Adhesivea Compared systemsb Degrees of freedom tcalc ttab PRF Dry/Sat 26 4.278 2.056 MF Dry/Sat 15 3.124 2.145 PU Dry/Sat 25 2.185 2.060 PRF/MF Dry 26 0.960 2.056 PRF/PU Dry 31 0.323 2.040 MF/PU Dry 29 0.584 2.045 PRF/MF Sat 14 3.249 2.131 PRF/PU Sat 22 2.801 2.074 MF/PU Sat 26 0 2.056 a PRF - phenol resorcinol formaldehyde; MF - melamine formaldehyde; PU – polyurethane; b sat - saturated. Cyclic Delamination Tests This experiment aimed to verifying the displacement under test conditions defined by CSA 0112.9:2004. Figure 4 depicts a general view of the specimens before and after tests, with details of specimens prepared with the three adhesives after delamination cycles. As can be observed, none of the samples delaminated in glue line, remaining all of them glued and practically intact, suggesting that adhesives as well as chemical treatments are suitable for glulam preparation using Paricá timber layers. 4. Conclusions Figure 3. Mean values for the rupture force, fv0, for each adhesive MRF, MF and PU for dry or saturated (sat) specimen Comparing the fv0 values for the samples glued with the same adhesive, but under different conditions (dry or saturated) it is noticed that the results are statistically different. Thus for PRF-dry (3,4 ± 0,8 MPa) > PRF-saturated (2,3 ± 0,5 MPa), as well as for MF-dry (3,7 ± 0,9 MPa) > MF-saturated (2,9 ± 0,3 MPa) and for PU-dry The proposed methodologies submitted for testing were satisfactory for the classification of combinations adhesive-specie-preservative treatment. The types of adhesive and wood treatment did not affect significantly the shear strength values, but higher moisture content decreased the fv0. 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