A Self-Balancing Laminate

by Jozsef Bodig, Engineering Data Management, Inc, Collins, United States,
Robert T. Brooks, Engineering Data Management, Inc, Collins, United States,
Allan G. Burk, Engineering Data Management, Inc, Collins, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

A self balancing wood laminate has been developed based on the principle of orthotropic elasticity. Lumber is cut into three sections in the flatwise plane and each side member is turned edge to edge and glued to the core. Through this arrangement, the laminate balances itself resulting in a much more dimensionally stable and stronger product than that of solid sawn lumber of equal material quality. Favorable economics are shown for this laminate.



Subject Headings: Laminated materials | Wood | Construction materials | Elastic analysis | Quality control | Strength of materials | Orthotropic materials | Solid mechanics

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