This project aims to achieve two primary tasks: (1) to fill in the gaps in terms of mechanical performance of MPP, and then to create a performance, design, and application guidline for industry, and (2) to characterize the hygrothermal performance of MPP and correlate climatice conditions to bond performance, mechanical performance, and manufacturing standards.
Agricultural Research Services (ARS)
Fred Kamke, Arijit Sinha
Develop manufacturing guidelines for MPP in relation to moisture content and temperature of materials in relation to adhesive bond performance. This project will conduct multi-scale accelerated weathering experiments including exposure of adhesive bonds and full-scale MPP assemblies. This project will also develop guidlines for performance, design, and application for MPP in non-residential building construction. This will be done with the coordination of existing mechanical data with new data such as In-plane shear properties, tensile properties, and torsional behavior.