Advertisement

European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 72, Issue 5, pp 699–702 | Cite as

Selected mechanical properties of four Central American wood species

  • Gabriela M. Valle Tager
  • Jens U. HartigEmail author
  • José Manuel Cabrero
  • Peer Haller
Brief Original

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Compression Strength Wood Species Free Length Densification Test Cell Lumen 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

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.

References

  1. EN 408:2010+A1:2012 (2010) Timber structures—structural timber and glued laminated timber—determination of some physical and mechanical propertiesGoogle Scholar
  2. Chudnoff M (1984) Tropical timbers of the World. Agriculture Handbook Number 607. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, MadisonGoogle Scholar
  3. Haller P (2007) Concepts for textile reinforcements for timber structures. Mater Struct 40(1):107–118CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Sandberg D, Haller P, Navi P (2013) Thermo-hydro and thermo-hydro-mechanical wood processing: an opportunity for future environmentally friendly wood products. Wood Mater Sci Eng 8(1):1–25Google Scholar
  5. Torelli N (1994) Characteristics and prospects for rational use (harvesting) of mexican tropical forest. Holz Roh Werkst 52(5):337–341CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Torelli N (1996) Mexican tropical hardwoods: attempt to end-use-grouping. Holz Roh Werkst 54(3):213–216CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Torelli N, Gorisek Z (1995) Mexican tropical hardwoods: mechanical properties in green condition. Holz Roh Werkst 53(6):421–423CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela M. Valle Tager
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jens U. Hartig
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Manuel Cabrero
    • 2
  • Peer Haller
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Steel and Timber ConstructionTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.School of Architecture, Department of Structural Analysis and DesignUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain

Personalised recommendations