Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Shear Strength of Adhesive Bonds in Laminated Wood Products at Elevated Temperatures
1.1 This standard describes a test method for evaluating the comparative shear strength of a planar adhesive bond at both ambient and elevated temperatures relative to the performance of solid wood under the same conditions. The test method is based on the breaking load after the specimen is exposed to either ambient or a constant elevated temperature for a specified duration as described in Section . This standard does not preclude the development and implementation of other methods that provide equivalent performance meeting the intent of this method.
1.2 This test method is intended for the evaluation of adhesives that can be used to assemble test specimens in accordance with Test Method . The evaluation of other types of adhesives, such as the binder systems used for strand-based products, is beyond the scope of this test method, except as noted in .
1.3 This test method is intended for the evaluation of adhesives as a component of laminated wood products at elevated temperatures. The evaluation of fire performance on fire-rated laminated wood products or assemblies is beyond the scope of this test method.
1.4 This test method may be used for the evaluation of heat durability for binder adhesives used in strand-based structural wood composites, such as oriented strand lumber (OSL) and laminated strand lumber (LSL), by substituting strand-based composite specimens for the bonded specimens.
1.5 The formulation of adhesive supplied to the manufacturer of laminated wood products shall be evaluated. Modifications to the adhesive formulation require a separate evaluation unless approved by the manufacturer of the laminated wood product, qualified agency, and code evaluation agency.