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Mechanical properties changes in fir wood (abies sp.), linden wood (tilia sp.), and beech wood (fagus sp.) subjected to various thermal modification process conditions

Redžo Hasanagić, Sauradipta Ganguly, Ermin Bajramović, Adem Hasanagić

Abstract: Wood is one of the most important construction materials in Europe and its use in building applications has increased in the recent decades. To enable even more extensive and reliable use of wood, this article aimed to determine the effect of thermal modification on mechanical properties of fir wood (lat. Abies sp.), linden wood (lat. Tilia sp.), and beech wood (lat. Fagus sp.). The thermal modification was conducted in a laboratory oven at five different temperatures of 170, 180, 195, 210, 220 °C and processed with a different maximum duration of the process of 78, 120, 180, 240, 276 minutes. Mechanical properties of treated wood have shown statistically insignificant fluctuations at lower temperatures compared to control samples. On the other hand, raising the temperature to 210 °C significantly affected the strength of all the species. The results revealed that thermal modification at high temperatures and longer exposure causes a decrease in the maximum force of the three wood species.
Keywords: wood / thermal modification / Europe / building / Mechanical properties / lat / fir

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