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Physico-mechanical characterization of Abies alba Miller wood from the Spanish Pyrenees using clear specimens
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Forestry technology
Information
Abstract
This study provides up-to-date, representative values of the physical and mechanical properties of silver fir wood from the Spanish Pyrenees for comparison with other provenances and timber species. Tests were conducted with clear specimens obtained throughout the tree stem and properties were determined following the UNE standards of the corresponding tests. The wood was found to be light (? = 0.48 g/cm3), soft (H = 1.71 mm-1) and moderately stable (v = 39.43%). Its bending strength (MOR = 78.70 N/ mm2) is low and its compressive strength (MCS = 44.88 N/mm2) is average. Impact behaviour is average (K = 41.46 N/mm) and cleavage behaviour (C = 19.92 N/mm) is low, as are tangential and radial tension perpendicular to the grain (1.71 and 1.68 N/mm2). The differences obtained in comparison with other provenances of this species may be the result of the location of the silver firs at the edge of their geographical distribution and thus the specific conditions of the site have a greater effect on the wood properties.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Informes de la Construccion
ISBN
0020-0883
Impact factor JCR
0,465
Impact info
Volume
65
10.3989/ic.12.049
Journal number
530
From page
213
To page
218
Month
ABRIL
Ranking
0
Participants
  • Autor: Beatriz Gonzalez Rodrigo (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Garcia Esteban (UPM)
  • Autor: Paloma de Palacios De Palacios (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Garcia Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Guindeo Casasús (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de la Madera y el Corcho
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Tecnología de la Construcción
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