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Engineered Wood/Bamboo Laminated Composites for Outdoor Hydrophilic Platforms: Structural Design and Performance

Lifeng Ji, Qiuxia Zhang, Fei Rao*

School of Art and Design, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, 310018, China

* Corresponding Author: Fei Rao. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Functionalization of Wood and Bamboo-Based Materials)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2022, 10(9), 2477-2487.


Landscape designers increasingly prefer to use wood/bamboo-based composites for outdoor hydrophilic platforms owing to their natural surface texture, high performance, and sustainability to facilitate extensive interaction between people and water and enable the full range of ecological functions of water resources. In this study, four laminated composite (LC) structures were designed and manufactured using fluffed bamboo and wood veneers. Their surface textures, profile densities, water resistances, and mechanical properties were then evaluated. The type of fluffed veneer of the surface layer determined the texture of the LC surface. The specific structures of fluffed bamboo and wood veneer laminations were found to affect the LC profile density variability, water resistance, and mechanical properties owing to the differences in the strength and interfacial properties of bamboo and wood fibers. Finally, the water resistance and mechanical properties of all four LCs were found to be much higher than the highest level specified in GB/T 20241-2006 for ‘‘laminated veneer lumber’’ and GB/T 30364-2013 for “bamboo scrimber flooring”, indicating that they are promising materials for structures and flooring, particularly for outdoor hydrophilic platforms.


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Ji, L., Zhang, Q., Rao, F. (2022). Engineered Wood/Bamboo Laminated Composites for Outdoor Hydrophilic Platforms: Structural Design and Performance. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(9), 2477–2487.

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