Creep Behavior of Glass Fiber Reinforced Hardboard


  • Stephen J. Smulski
  • Geza Ifju


Hardboard, reinforced wood composite, wood fiber, glass fiber, creep


The flexural creep deflection of a dry-process hardboard matrix was significantly reduced by internal reinforcement with continuous glass fibers. The short-term flexural creep of glass fiber reinforced hardboard stressed within the elastic range at constant ambient conditions is well described by a 4-element linear viscoelastic model. Numerical estimates of creep model parameters are presented.


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