Accession Number:

ADA508596

Title:

Foundation Elements for Naval Low-Rise Buildings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN WOOD MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

Natural fiber composites are commonly used in residential decking, siding, and fencing applications, but their use in high-load structural applications has been limited by their low strength performance. However, wood-plastic composites WPCs consisting of nylon 12 and thermoplastic epoxy resin TPER exhibit excellent mechanical performance. This study evaluated the extrusion parameters for each composite including barreldie temperature profile, lubricant compatibility, wood flour WF content, and WF moisture content MC. Increases in strength and modulus of both composites indicated significant adhesion between polymer and wood components. These composites show promise for use in structural applications currently lacking WPC presence.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE