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https://doi.org/10.5552/drind.2011.1118

Comparison of Physical Properties of Untreated and Heat Treated Beech and Hornbeam

Tomislav Sinković ; Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Slavko Govorčin ; Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislav Sedlar ; Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

The investigation of physical properties of heat treated beech wood and hornbeam wood found that their average value is lower and significantly different from average values of physical properties of untreated beech wood and hornbeam wood. The average value of density in absolutely dry condition of heat treated beech wood is smaller by 8.5% from the untreated, and the hornbeam wood is smaller by 7.5%. Reduction of average values of maximum shrinkage of heat treated beech wood and hornbeam wood is even bigger in relation to the untreated wood. Maximum radial shrinkage of heat treated beech wood is smaller by 7%, maximum tangential shrinkage by 23.5% and maximum volumetric shrinkage by 19.3% compared to the same physical properties of untreated beech wood. Heat treated hornbeam wood has an average value of maximum radial shrinkage smaller by 123%, maximum tangential shrinkage by 86% and maximum volume shrinkage by 99.5% compared to the same physical properties of untreated hornbeam wood. With such reduction in the maximum shrinkage in radial and tangential direction using heat treatment, hornbeam becomes particulary suitable for making products where dimensional stability is important.

Keywords

physical properties; heat treated wood; beech wood; hornbeam wood

Hrčak ID:

75155

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/75155

Publication date:

22.12.2011.

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