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Volume 56, Issue 6 (Nov 2002)


Influence of Heat and Loading Time on the Mechanical Properties of Calamus merrillii Becc.

W. P. Abasolo / H. Yamamoto / M. Yoshida / K. Mitsui / T. Okuyama
Published Online: 2005-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2002.097


The influence of heat and loading time on the mechanical properties of Calamus merrillii Becc. was evaluated by measurement of dynamic Young's modulus and creep compliance at different temperature settings. Young's modulus decreased steadily as temperature was elevated. Creep compliance, on the other hand, increased steadily with loading time, similar to wood. Compliance rates were more or less the same at all temperature settings except for one particular temperature which deviated extremely from the rest. This temperature indirectly represents the softening temperature. Reduction in strength caused by heat was highly influenced by the cellular composition of the stem as well as the sensitivity of its basic chemical constituents, e.g., hemicellulose content, to heat. Knowing this basic behavior of rattan stems will enable manufacturers to design rattan products more efficiently.

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Published Online: 2005-06-01

Published in Print: 2002-11-05

Citation Information: Holzforschung, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2002.097. Export Citation

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