Wood as An Engineering Material: Adhesives with Wood Materials
This online engineering PDH course presents the types of adhesives and their properties, bonding processes, bonded joints, testing and performance. It discusses how adhesives can effectively transfer and distribute stresses, thereby increasing the strength and stiffness of the composite.
Adhesive bonding of wood plays an increasing role in the forest products industry and is a key factor for efficiently utilizing our timber resource. The main use of adhesives is in the manufacture of building materials, including plywood, oriented strandboard, particleboard, fiberboard, structural composite lumber, doors, windows and frames, and factory-laminated wood products. Adhesives are also used in the assembly of furniture and cabinets, manufacture of engineered wood products, and construction of residential and commercial structures.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in adhesive bonding of wood materials.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the physical properties of wood for bonding
- Learning about the different types of adhesives and their composition, strength, durability and selection
- Understanding the bonding process
- Learning about the various types of bonded joints
- Understanding the testing methods and performance of polymers and bonded assemblies
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 10, "Adhesives with Wood Materials" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.
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