Selected mechanical properties of four Central American wood species
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In this paper, mechanical properties of the four Central American wood species Amapola (Pseudobombax ellipticum), Manchiche (Lonchocarpus castilloi), Pucte (Bucida buceras) and Santamaria (Calophyllum brasiliense) determined in a preliminary experimental study are presented.
KeywordsCompression Strength Wood Species Free Length Densification Test Cell Lumen
The first author sincerely thanks the European Union for granting a scholarship within the Erasmus program, which facilitated carrying out the master’s thesis at the Institute of Steel and Timber Construction of TU Dresden where the experimental program was also performed. All the authors thank the staff of Otto-Mohr-Laboratory of TU Dresden for performing the experimental tests and Mr. T. Händel for preparing the specimens.
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