Elastic and Strength Properties of Heat-Treated Beech and Birch Wood
AbstractThis paper deals with the impact of heat treatment on the elastic and strength properties of two diffuse porous hardwoods, namely Fagus sylvatica and Betula pendula. Two degrees of the heat treatment were used at temperatures of 165 °C and 210 °C. The dynamic and static elasticity modulus, bending strength, impact toughness, hardness, and density were tested. It is already known that an increase in treatment temperature decreases the mechanical properties and, on the other hand, leads to a better shape and dimensional stability. Higher temperatures of the heat treatment correlated with lower elastic and strength properties. In the case of higher temperature treatments, the decline of tested properties was noticeable as a result of serious changes in the chemical composition of wood. It was confirmed that at higher temperature stages of treatment, there was a more pronounced decrease in beech properties compared to those of the birch, which was the most evident in their bending strength and hardness. Our research confirmed that there is no reason to consider birch wood to be of a lesser quality, although it is regarded by foresters as an inferior tree species. After the heat treatment, the wood properties are almost the same as in the case of beech wood. View Full-Text
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Borůvka, V.; Zeidler, A.; Holeček, T.; Dudík, R. Elastic and Strength Properties of Heat-Treated Beech and Birch Wood. Forests 2018, 9, 197.
Borůvka V, Zeidler A, Holeček T, Dudík R. Elastic and Strength Properties of Heat-Treated Beech and Birch Wood. Forests. 2018; 9(4):197.Chicago/Turabian Style
Borůvka, Vlastimil; Zeidler, Aleš; Holeček, Tomáš; Dudík, Roman. 2018. "Elastic and Strength Properties of Heat-Treated Beech and Birch Wood." Forests 9, no. 4: 197.
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