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


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.


Compression Strength Wood Species Free Length Densification Test Cell Lumen 
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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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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

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