The performance of wood decking after five years of exposure : verification of the combined effect of wetting ability and durability
ID Humar, Miha (Author), ID Kržišnik, Davor (Author), ID Lesar, Boštjan (Author), ID Brischke, Christian (Author)

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Wood is one of the most important construction materials, and its use in building applications has increased in recent decades. In order to enable even more extensive and reliable use of wood, we need to understand the factors affecting woodʹs service life. A new concept for characterizing the durability of wood-based materials and for predicting the service life of wood has recently been proposed, based on material-inherent protective properties, moisture performance, and the climate- and design-induced exposure dose of wooden structures. This approach was validated on the decking of a model house in Ljubljana that was constructed in October 2013. The decay and moisture content of decking elements were regularly monitored. In addition, the resistance dose D$_{Rd}$, as the product of the critical dose D$_{crit}$, and two factors taking into account the wetting ability of wood (k$_{wa}$) and its inherent durability (k$_{inh}$), were determined in the laboratory. D$_{Rd}$ correlated well with the decay rates of the decking of the model house. Furthermore, the positive effect of thermal modification and water-repellent treatments on the outdoor performance of the examined materials was evident, as well as the synergistic effects between moisture performance and inherent durability.

Keywords:decay, decking, inherent durability, moisture performance, resistance model, wood, service life
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:BF - Biotechnical Faculty
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Number of pages:17 str.
Numbering:Vol. 10, iss. 10, art. 903
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-132231 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:1999-4907
DOI:10.3390/f10100903 This link opens in a new window
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Publication date in RUL:18.10.2021
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Shortened title:Forests
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Licensing start date:14.10.2019

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Keywords:razkroj, terasa, odpornost lesa proti navlaževanju, odpornostni model, življenjska doba, les


Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:L4-7547
Name:Obnašanje lesa in lignoceluloznih kompozitov v zunanjih pogojih

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P4-0015
Name:Les in lignocelulozni kompoziti

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Funding programme:Infrastructural centre
Project number:0481-09
Acronym:IC LES PST

Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Project number:C3330–16–529003
Name:Sustainable and innovative construction of smart buildings

Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Name:Wood and Wood Products Over a Lifetime

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