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dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Gloria Ameliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-26T06:00:15Z
dc.date.available2020-07-26T06:00:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-01
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:17593en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99422
dc.description.abstractThe most common fastening technique that is used to connect the components of wooden pallets together are helically or annularly threaded pallet nails. Pallet nails create a strong durable connection and increase manufacturing efficiency for a low cost. However, nails can also cause iron staining, wood splitting, and when exposed can cause product damage or personnel injury. Using adhesives could be a solution to these problems, but only if the adhesives� strength and durability is comparable or higher than nails. The objective of the study was to investigate the tensile and shear strength of pallet connections secured using commercially available wood adhesives and compare their performance to pallet connections secured using common pallet nails. The lowest pre-compression pressure resulted in the best tension and shear performance for a solvent based construction adhesive (SBCA). The pre-compression pressure did not have any practical effect on the performance of the two-part emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) adhesive. Samples made with the solvent based construction adhesive (SBCA) had greater strength and energy at failure than nailed samples. Meanwhile, the samples made with the two-part emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) adhesive had equal or greater strength than nailed samples, except for during the tension parallel to the grain tests in which they had equal or lower strength.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectadhesivesen_US
dc.subjectwood palleten_US
dc.subjectconnectionen_US
dc.subjecttensionen_US
dc.subjectshearen_US
dc.subjectstrengthen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of the Ability of Adhesives to Substitute Nails in Wooden Block Palletsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForest Resources and Environmental Conservationen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForest Productsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHorvath, Laszloen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Marshall S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFrazier, Charles E.en_US


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