Chunping Dai

Associate Professor
Faculty of Forestry 4617
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048276047
mobile: 7788385736

With extensive industry background, I am interested in both fundamental and applied research in engineered wood products (EWPs) and bamboo utilization technology (BUT). My current research areas include:
– Modeling and innovative manufacturing of EWPs;
– Development of engineered bamboo products for sustainable infrastructure applications;
– Natural fiber composites for bio-packaging;
– Improvement of veneer and strand-based composites manufacturing; and
– Enhanced properties of wood and bamboo products.


Professional Affiliations

International Academy of Wood Science
Forest Products Society
Society of Wood Science and Technology

Awards

Elected Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science. , 2011
George Marra Award for excellence in research and writing, Society of Wood Science and Technology. , 2009
L. J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award for the most outstanding research paper in the field of wood as an engineering material, Forest Products Society, USA. , 2006
Canada’s Energy Efficiency Award for development in Energy Saving Equipment and Technology. Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada/Time Canada. , 2005
George Marra Award for excellence in research and writing, Society of Wood Science and Technology. USA. , 2002
The 46th Wood Award for outstanding graduate research, Forest Products Society , 1995
George Marra Award for excellence in research and writing, Society of Wood Science and Technology. , 1994

Current Graduate Students

Jialin Zhang, MSc
Bamboo and Wood Bonding

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Dr. Meiling Chen
Dr. Kate Semple

Current Courses

Winter 2019

WOOD487 Wood Composites Sections

Physical, chemical and mechanical variables involved in adhesive bonding of composite wood products; characteristics of adhesives; plywood, composite wood panels, hardboard, medium density fibreboard, laminated wood and engineered lumber composites manufacturing processes; important physical and chemical properties of products.

Selected Publications


Chen, M., Ye, L., Li, H., Wang, G., Chen, Q., Fang, C., Dai, C., Fei, B. (2020). Flexural Strength and Ductility of Moso Bamboo. Construction and Building Materials. 246/118418
Akinyemi, B. and Dai, C. (2020). Development of banana fibers and wood bottom ash modified cement mortars Construction and Building Materials. 241/118041
Chen, Q., Dai, C., Fang, C., Chen, M., Zhang, S., Liu, R., Fei, B., Liu, X. (2019). Mode I Interlaminar Fracture Toughness Behavior and Mechanisms of Bamboo. Materials and Design. 183/108132
Chen, M.,Ye, L., Wang, G., Fang, C., Dai, C., Fei, G. (2019). Fracture modes of bamboo fiber bundles in three-point bending. Cellulose. 1-8
Shen, Y., Huang, D., Chui, Y., Dai, C. (2019). Fracture of Parallel Strand Bamboo Composite under Mode I Loading: DCB Test Investigation. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering.
Chen, Q., Fang, C., Wang, G., Ma, X., Chen, M., Zhang, S., Dai, C., Fei, B. (2019). Hygroscopic swelling of bamboo cells. Cellulose 1-10
Malek, S., Nadot-Martin, C., Tressou, B., Dai, C. and Vaziri, R. (2019). Micromechanical modelling of effective orthotropic elastic and viscoelastic properties of parallel strand lumber using the “Morphological Approach”. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 145 (9).
Malek, S., Zobeiry, N., Dai,C. and Vaziri, R. (2019). Strain-softening response and failure prediction in notched oriented strand board (OSB). Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 31 (6).
Wang, B., Wei, P., Gao, Z. and Dai, C. (2018). The evaluation of panel bond quality and durability of hem-fir cross-laminated timber (CLT). Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 76(3)
He, Q., Zhan, T., Zhang, H., Ju, Z., Dai, C., Lu,X. (2018). The effect of high voltage electrostatic field (HVEF) treatment on bonding interphase characteristics among different wood sections of Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb). Holzforschung. 72 (7), 557-565
Huang, M., Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Yu, W., Li, W., Liu, X., Dai, C. and Wang, S. (2016). Dynamic mechanical analysis of moso bamboo timber. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 40(1): 123-128.
Wei, P., Rao, X., Wang, B., Dai, C. and Zhou, D. (2015). A modified theory of composite mechanics to predict tensile modulus of resinated wood. Wood Research. 60(4). 567-582.
Huang, M., Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Yu, W., Li, W., Liu, X., Dai, C., and Wang,S. (2015). Factors for Moso Bamboo Phyllostachys edulis timber glass transition temperatures. Journal of Zhejiang A&F University. 32(6): 897-902.
Wei, P., Wang, B., Dai, C. and Huang, S., Rao, X., Li, W. and Zhou, D. (2014). High-frequency Heating Behavior of Veneer-based Composites: Modelling and Validation. Bioresources. 9(2):3304-3322
Wei, P., Wang, B., Zhou, D., Dai, C., Wang,Q. and Huang,S. (2013). Mechanical Properties of Poplar Laminated Veneer Lumber Modified by Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer. Bioresources. 8(4): 4883-4898.
Wang, B. and Dai,C. (2013). Development of structural laminated veneer lumber from stress graded short-rotation hem-fir veneer. Construction and Building Materials. 47:902-909.
Wang, B. and Dai,C. (2013). Systematic resource characterization through veneering and nondestructive testing. Wood and Fiber Science. Wood and Fiber Science. 45(2): 1-13.
He, G., Feng M. and Dai, C. (2012). Development of soy-based adhesives for the manufacture of wood composite products. Holzforschung. 66: 857-862.
Gereke, T., Malekmohammadi, S., Nadot-Martin, C., Dai, C., Ellyin, F., Vaziri,R. (2012). Multi-scale stochastic modeling of the elastic properties of strand-based wood composites. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 138(7): 791–799.
Huang, S., Wang, B., Lu, J., Lei, Y., Dai,C. and Sun,X. (2012). Characterizing Changbai larch through veneering, Part 1: Effect of diameter at breath height and radial growth. Bioresources. 7(3): 3076-3092.
Huang, S., Wang, B., Lu, J., Dai, C., Lei, Y. and Sun, X. (2012). Characterizing Changbai larch through veneering, Part 1: Effect of stand density. Bioresources. 7(2): 2444-2460.
Zhou, C., Dai, C. and Smith, G. (2012). Modeling vertical density profile formation for strand-based wood composites during hot pressing: Part 1. Model development. Composites. 42(2011): 1350-1356.
Zhou, C., Dai, C. and Smith, G. (2011). Modeling vertical density profile formation for strand-based wood composites during hot pressing: Part 2. Composites. 42(2011): 1357-1365.
Dai, C., He, G., Jin, J. (2010). Press-induced lateral resin flow and its influence on resin area coverage on composite wood strands. Wood Science and Technology. 45: 269-280.
Drolet, F. and Dai, C. (2010). Three-dimensional modeling of the structure formation and consolidation of wood composites. Holzforschung. Vol. 64, pp. 619-626.
Zhou, C., Dai, C. and Smith, G. (2010). Viscoelasticity of aspen wood strands during hot pressing: Experimentation and modeling. Holzforschung. Vol. 64(6), pp. 713-723.
Zhou, C., Smith, G. and Dai, C. (2010). Characterizing hydro-thermal compression behavior of aspen wood strands. Holzforschung. Vol. 63, pp. 609–617.
Li, P., Dai, C. and Wang,S. (2009). Characterizing commercial oriented strandboard: bending properties. Forest Products Journal. Vol. 63, pp. 357–361.
Jin, J., Dai, C., Hsu, E. and Yu, C. (2009). Properties of strand boards with uniform and conventional vertical density profiles. Wood Science and Technology. 43(7-8): 559-574.
Han, G, Cheng, W., Deng, J., Dai, C., Zhang, S., Wu, Q. (2009). Effect of pressurized steam treatment on selected properties of wheat straws. Industrial Crops and Products 30, 48–53.
Wang, B. and Dai, C. (2008). Impact of mountain pine beetle-attacked lodgepole pine logs on veneer processing. Wood and Fiber Science. 40(3): 397-411.
Wang, B., Dai, C., and Wharton, S. (2008). Impact of mountain pine beetle-attacked lodgepole pine logs on plywood manufacturing. Wood and Fiber Science. 40(3): 412-426.
Deng, Y., Luo, J., Zai, D., Xuan, L., Han, Z., Dai, C., Xu, H., Feng, M. and He, G. (2008). Study of the retarding mechanism of citric acid during gypsum particleboard manufacturing. Holzforschung. 62: 368-371.
Zhou, C., Dai, C. and Smith, G. (2008). A generalized mat consolidation model for wood composites. Holzforschung. 62: 201-208.
Dai, C., Yu, C. and Jin, J. (2008). Theoretical modeling of bonding characteristics and performance of wood composites: Part IV. Internal bond strength. Wood and Fiber Science. 40(2): 146-160.
He, G., Yu, C., Dai, C. (2007). Theoretical modeling of bonding characteristics and performance of wood composites. Part 3: Bonding strength between two wood elements. Wood and Fiber Science. 39(4): 566-577.
Dai, C., Yu, C. and Zhou, C. (2007). Theoretical modeling of bonding characteristics and performance of wood composites: Part 1. Inter-element contact. Wood and Fiber Science. 39(1): 48-55.
Dai, C., Yu, C., Groves, K. and Lohrasebi, H. (2007). Theoretical modeling of bonding characteristics and performance of wood composites: Part 2. Resin distribution. Wood and Fiber Science. 39(1): 56-70.
Dai, C., Yu, C., Xu, C. and He, G. (2007). Heat and mass transfer in wood composite panels during hot pressing: Part IV. Experimental investigation and model validation. Holzforschung. 61(1): 83-88.
Yu, C., Dai, C., Wang, B. (2007). Heat and mass transfer in wood composite panels during hot pressing: Part III. Predicted variations and interactions of the pressing variables. Holzforschung. 61: 74-82.
Zhou, X. and Dai, C. (2007). Interaction of temperature and moisture content on flake compression behavior (in Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 31(6): 1-5.
Jiang, S., Dai, C. and Wang, B. (2007). Veneer quality lathe setting comparison between peeling with incisor bar and smooth roller bar (in Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 31(4): 6-10.
Wang, B. J., Ellis, S. and Dai, C. (2006). Veneer surface roughness and compressibility pertaining to plywood/LVL manufacturing. Part II. Optimum panel densification. Wood and Fiber Science. 38(4): 727-735.
Wang, B. J., C. Dai and S. Ellis. (2006). Veneer surface roughness and compressibility pertaining to plywood/LVL manufacturing. Part I. Experimentation and implication. Wood and Fiber Science. 38(3):535-545.
Wang, B. J., Zhou, X., Dai, X. and Ellis, S. (2006). Air permeability of aspen veneer and glueline: experimentation and implications. Holzforschung. 60: 304-312.
Dai, C., Yu, C. and Zhou, X. (2005). Heat and mass transfer in wood composite panels during hot pressing: Part 2. Modeling void formation and mat permeability. Wood and Fiber Science. 37(2): 242-257.
Wang, B. J. and Dai, C. (2005). Hot-pressing stress graded aspen veneer for laminated veneer lumber (LVL). Holzforschung. 59: 10-17.
Dai, C. and Yu, C. (2004). Heat and mass transfer in wood composite panels during hot pressing: Part 1. A physical-mathematical model. Wood and Fiber Science. 36(34): 585-597.
Dai, C., Wasylciw, W. and Jing, J. (2004). Comparison of the pressing behaviour of wood particleboard and strawboard. Wood Science and Technology. 38(27): 529-537.
Wang, B.J., Dai, C. and Troughton, G. E. (2004). Development of a new incising technology for plywood/LVL production: Part 2. Effect of incising on LVL strength properties. Forest Products Journal. 53(11/12): 99-102.
Mei, C., Zhou, D. and Dai, C. (2004). Effects of horizontal density distribution on internal bond strength of particleboard. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 40 (3): 123-127.
Dai, C., Troughton, G.E. and Wang, B. J. (2003). Development of a new incising technology for plywood/LVL production: Part 1. Incising at the lathe and its effect on veneer quality and recovery. Forest Products Journal. 53(3): 73-79.
Jiang, S., Dai, C. and Wang, B.J. (2003). Effect of veneer peeling parameters with an incisor bar on veneer quality (in Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 27(5): 1-5.
Zhou X. and Dai, C. (2003). Effect of hot-pressing condition on swelling profile of flakeboard (in Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 27(1): 1-5.
Mei, C., Dai, C. and Zhou, D. (2002). Effects of horizontal density variation on properties of wood strand composites (in Chinese). Journal of Nanjing Forestry University. 26(6): 1-4.
Fruhmann, K., Tschegg, E. K., Dai, C. and Stanzl-Tschegg, S. E. (2002). Fracture behaviour of laminated veneer lumber under Mode I and Mode III loading. Wood Science and Technology. Vol 36: 319-334.
Dai, C. (2001). Viscoelastic behaviour of wood composite mats during consolidation. Wood and Fiber Science. Vol.33, No.3: 353-363.
Kruse, K., Dai, C. and Pielasch, A. (2000). An analysis of strand and horizontal density distributions in oriented strand board (OSB). Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. Vol 58: 270-277.
Dai, C. and Steiner, P.R. (1997). On horizontal density variations in randomly-formed short-fibre wood composite boards. Composites Part A. 28(A): 57-64.
Steiner, P.R. and Dai, C. (1994). Spatial structure of wood composites in relation to processing and performance characteristics. Part I. Rationale for model development. Wood Science and Technology. Vol.28, No.1: 45-51.
Dai, C. and Steiner, P.R. (1994). Spatial structure of wood composites in relation to processing and performance characteristics. Part II. Modelling and simulation of a randomly-formed flake layer network. Wood Science and Technology. Vol.28, No.2: 135-146.
Dai, C. and Steiner, P.R. (1994). Spatial structure of wood composites in relation to processing and performance characteristics. Part III. Modelling and simulation of a random multi-layered flake mat. Wood Science and Technology. Vol.28, No.3: 229-239.
Dai, C. and Steiner, P.R. (1993). Compression behaviour of randomly-formed wood flake mats. Wood and Fibre Science. Wood and Fiber Science. Vol.25, No.4: 349-358.