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Preliminary tests to evaluate the mechanical properties of young trees with small diameter

  • Bohumil Kasal , Ilona Peszlen , Perry Peralta and Laigeng Li
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This paper describes methods developed to test the mechanical properties of small-diameter (3–10 mm) 1-year-old trees. Special test fixtures and procedures were designed to accommodate the small diameter and uneven shape of these young trees. The modulus of elasticity and strength in tension parallel to the grain, compression parallel to the grain, and bending were measured.

Corresponding author. Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8005, USA Phone: +1-919-5131265, Fax: +1-919-5133496,

Received: 2006-7-18
Accepted: 2007-3-9
Published Online: 2007-06-12
Published in Print: 2007-6-1

©2007 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York

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