Advisor

Seale, R. Dan

Committee Member

Owens, Frank

Committee Member

Street, Jason Tyler

Date of Degree

5-1-2020

Original embargo terms

Visible MSU Only for 6 months||Visible MSU Only for 6 months||12/15/2020

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Sustainable Bioproducts

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Forest Resources

Department

Department of Sustainable Bioproducts

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of red oak (Quercus spp.), white oak (Quercus spp.), hard maple (Acer saccharum) and yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) and compare them to values from past publications. Mechanical testing was conducted on small, clear, defectree specimens from red oak, white oak, hard maple and yellow-poplar following the standard ASTM D143. Percentage of latewood, moisture content, specific gravity, modulus of elasticity (MOE), modulus of rupture (MOR), compression parallel and perpendicular to the grain and Janka hardness were determined. Results indicated that mechanical properties for red oak, white oak, hard maple and yellow poplar have not changed substantially because the average values remain in a range that is very close to the ones published in past studies. Thus, values from the Wood Handbook can still be used for engineering purposes.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16542

Comments

mechanical properties||red oak||white oak||yellow poplar||hard maple

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