DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2007.10.004

Abstract: The mechanical properties and characteristic values of radiata pine plywood for structural use were measured using the European standards (EN 789 and EN 1058). Eight different compositions of panels with thicknesses from 9 to 30 mm were tested. Their mechanical properties were found to be similar to those of other plywoods from Europe manufactured with spruce. The test results of plywood showed the mechanical properties of layers (basic values) using the method proposed by European standards. The strength and elasticity modulus of the layers were obtained for bending, tension and compression. it can be concluded that basic values are suitable for estimating the properties of different compositions of plywood.