Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Wood Science and Technology
Elemer M. Lang.
The purpose of this research project was to evaluate the performance of currently available wood-based panel products as sub-floor materials when used under quality oak strip flooring and exposed to cyclic EMC conditions. The critical evaluation criterion was the fastener holding capacity of various sub-floor materials. To accomplish this, investigation of the in-plane density variations of currently available panel products was performed, as was an investigation of the relationship between panel density and the fastener holding capacity of different panel materials. In addition, a comparison of the fastener holding capacity of six different panel products was investigated during and after a two and one-half year simulated moisture cycle. This allowed for a testing of the interaction between moisture content cycling, sub-floor materials, and fasteners on floor system performance. The results of this project were compared to results obtained in similar investigations done previously.
Cook, Steven M., "Fastener withdrawal resistance of wood-based composite panel products" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1334.