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UBC Task 1 Evaluation of short term properties of a new hybrid PSP panel made from particles and strands.Completed

Project leaders: Smith, Gregory


Long Term Goals and Objectives

The objective of this project is to fully test the short term properties of a recently developed hybrid board made of three layers – 2 face layers fine particleboard furnish and a single core layer of strands and referred to hereafter as the PSP board. The project was originally envisaged as a 2 year project so that the long term load bearing (or creep) properties would be able to be fully investigated and modeled, however the second year plans had to be truncated as funding was for one year only (actually 9 months). The deliverables table for the project still contains a literature review on methodology use to test the creep properties of composite panels such as the hybrid PSP board in anticipation of an opportunity in the future to carry out this investigation.

Start date: 2011-04-01 End date: 2012-04-01



For more information on this project, please contact:

Smith, Gregory
University of British Columbia
Email: gdsmith@interchange.ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-0081
Fax: (604) 822-9104
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