Study on The Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Fiberglass Reinforced Wood-Based Composite

Zhang, Yang;Ma, Yan

  • Received : 2016.02.26
  • Accepted : 2016.04.23
  • Published : 2016.07.25


To study mechanical properties of fiberglass reinforced wood-based composite (FRWC), fiberglass with a diameter of $20{\mu}m$ was selected to prepare test specimens. Mechanical properties of fiberglass reinforced wood-based composite were determined by three-point-bending test while its microstructure was characterizes by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results showed that mechanical properties of fiberglass reinforced wood-based composite were superior to that of the wood fiberboard based on the contrasting mechanical curves and the analysis of fracture mechanism. It is believed that the material design with this "sandwich" structure brings a unique buffering capacity of fiberglass into play in the composites. So the specimen did not produce a sudden fracture failure at high level of applied loads because it had a bearing ability. The SEM analysis showed that the working strength of PVAc adhesive was high; under a bearing force, it could properly transfer a load. In addition, glass fiber mesh and wood fiber board combined well.


fiberglass;composite materials;wood fiberboard;mechanical properties


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Supported by : National Natural Science Found