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Research on composite lumber could expand use of sustainable material

Posted: September 5th, 2008

"Two campus researchers are developing computer models to predict the
strength of structural composite lumber (SCL), which could broaden the use
of the sustainable material in large building projects.

Peggi Clouston, associate professor in Wood Mechanics, and Sanjay Arwade,
assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, are creating the
computational tools with a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National
Science Foundation."

http://www.umass.edu/loop/talkingpoints/articles/77011.php