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Matti Kärkkäinen, Herman Hakala

Kuusitukin koon vaikutus sivulautojen taivutus- ja puristuslujuuteen.

Kärkkäinen M., Hakala H. (1983). Kuusitukin koon vaikutus sivulautojen taivutus- ja puristuslujuuteen. Silva Fennica vol. 17 no. 2 article id 5182. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15098

English title: Effect of log size on the bending and compression strength of side boards in Norway spruce.

Abstract

In order to evaluate the strength properties of boards made from small and large Norway spruce (Picea abies) butt logs, 15 small (top end diameter 13 cm) and 15 large (top end diameter 25 cm) logs were sampled from a sawmill in Finland. From each log two test pieces were made in order to measure the bending and compression strength, dry density and average ring width.

The boards from small logs were stronger and their density higher. When the differences between groups were analysed it was found that the strength was determined by the density and ring width. When the density was kept constant, the increase in ring width had a decreasing effect on the strength properties. Because there was a negative correlation between ring width and density, ring width alone had a great effect on the strength properties.

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Original keywords
kuusi; kuusitukki; vuosiluston leveys; puuaineen tiheys; pintalauta; sahatavara; taivutuslujuus; puristuslujuus

English keywords
saw logs; log size; compression strength; bending strength; side board; sawn goods; ring width; density

Published in 1983

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