Characterization of Flake Orientation in Flakeboard By The Von Mises Probability Distribution Function


  • Robert A. Harris
  • Jay A. Johnson


Wood particle orientation, degree of alignment, flakeboard, directional data, von Mises distribution, angular measurements


The orientation of flakes in thin experimental wood composite boards was characterized by the von Mises distribution function. An in situ measuring procedure was developed for acquiring wood flake grain angle data within the board. Parameters characterizing the extent of orientation for a variety of boards with prespecified degrees of alignment were verified using the measurement procedure.


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