PREDICTION OF BENDING PROPERTIES FOR BEECH LUMBER USING STRESS WAVE METHOD


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Guntekin E., Ozkan S., Yilmaz T.

MADERAS-CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA, cilt.16, ss.93-98, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4067/s0718-221x2014005000008
  • Dergi Adı: MADERAS-CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.93-98

Özet

In this study; bending properties of beech wood (Fagus orientalis) were predicted using stress wave method and compared with static bending tests. First, lumbers which were different in length and cross section were weighed and dimensions were measured. Then, moisture contents were obtained via moisture meter. By using the density, moisture, and dimensions of the samples in MTG Timber Grader device, dynamic modulus of elasticity values were determined. And then, samples were subjected to 3 point bending test. Modulus of elasticity and bending strengths were calculated using load - deformation curves. Regression models were developed to interpret relationships between dynamic modulus elasticity and bending properties. Results showed that there is a high regression coefficient (0,86) between dynamic modulus of elasticity and static modulus of elasticity. Regression coefficient between dynamic modulus of elasticity and static bending strength was measured as (0,72) and regression coefficient between static modulus of elasticity and static bending strength was measured as (0,74). Results indicate that bending properties of beech wood lumber can be predicted using stress wave method.