Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation


International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar

Editorial Board Member: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Salmen, Lennart / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Berry, Richard / Burgert, Ingo / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gellerstedt, Göran / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Heitner, Cyril / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Kleen, Marjatta / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Pizzi, Antonio / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Tamminen, Tarja / Viikari, Liisa / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi

9 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2013: 2.339
Rank 2 out of 21 in category Materials Science, Paper & Wood and rank 8 out of 64 in category Forestry and in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.880
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.136



Poisson's ratio of plywood measured by tension test

Hiroshi Yoshihara1

1Faculty of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, Shimane, Japan

Corresponding author. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, Nishikawazu-cho 1060, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504, Japan

Citation Information: Holzforschung. Volume 63, Issue 5, Pages 603–608, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: 10.1515/HF.2009.092, June 2009

Publication History

Published Online:


In this research, Poisson's ratio of plywood as obtained by a tension test was examined by varying the width of the specimen. The tension tests were conducted on five-plywood of lauan (Shorea sp.) with various widths, and Young's moduli and Poisson's ratios of the specimens were measured. Finite element calculations were independently conducted. A comparison of the experimental results with those of finite element analysis revealed that Young's modulus could be obtained properly when the width of the plywood strip varied. In contrast, the width of the plywood strip should be large enough to determine Poisson's ratio properly.

Keywords: finite element analysis; plywood; Poisson's ratio; tension test; Young's modulus

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.