The Fracture Toughness of Medium Density Fiberboard ( MDF ) Including the Effects of Fiber Bridging and Crack-Plane Interference

@inproceedings{Matsumoto2009TheFT,
  title={The Fracture Toughness of Medium Density Fiberboard ( MDF ) Including the Effects of Fiber Bridging and Crack-Plane Interference},
  author={Noah Matsumoto and John A. Nairn},
  year={2009}
}
The fracture toughness of medium density fiberboard (MDF) as a function of crack length (R curve) was measured. Fracture toughness was determined from force-displacement and crack length data using a new energy analysis procedure that avoids the scatter of prior discrete analysis methods. Because crack lengths were difficult to observed, they were measured using digital image correlation (DIC). The R curves for two different densities of MDF, two thicknesses, and for both in-plane and through… CONTINUE READING
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