InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Yellow poplar glued-laminated timber: Product development and use in timber bridge construction

This paper outlines the research efforts involved in
incorporating yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
as a viable resource for structural glued-laminated
timber (glulam). The development of an efficient
combination of yellow poplar glulam is presented,
along with a description of how this was implemented
in the industry standard for hardwood glulam. A case
study is then presented that utilized this new
technology by constructing a timber bridge.