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Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 139–149 | Cite as

Structure-property relationship of wood in East-Liaoning oak

  • S. Y. Zhang
  • Y. Zhong
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Summary

Relationships between various anatomical parameters and selected physico-mechanical properties of wood were examined statistically in East-Liaoning Oak. Path analysis revealed that the key anatomical factors influencing wood shrinkage vary with the type of shrinkage: both radial and tangential shrinkage are mainly controlled by fiber diameter, differential shrinkage mainly by microfibrillar angle and volumetric shrinkage by tissue proportions; specific gravity is determined directly by percentage of cell wall material, while the percentage, in turn, is closely related to tissue proportions, among which vessel proportion is the most important; tensile strength is closely related to microfibrillar angle and specific gravity is not always a good estimator of strength.

Keywords

Tensile Strength Shrinkage Specific Gravity Material Processing Fiber Diameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Y. Zhang
    • 1
  • Y. Zhong
    • 1
  1. 1.RijksherbariumRA LeidenThe Netherlands

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