Dimensional stability of Douglas fir and mixed beech–poplar plywood: experimental measurements and simulations

A finite element method (FEM) numerical model predicting the warping of plywood panels from a description of the intraveneer properties in response to moisture content changes is presented and compared with experimental measurements. Thirteen three-ply plywood panels of 40×40 cm2 (1.9-mm thickness per ply) were manufactured from Douglas fir or from mixed… CONTINUE READING