Some technological properties and uses of paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa Steud.) wood


AKYILDIZ M. H. , ŞAHİN KOL H.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, cilt.31, ss.351-355, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.351-355

Özet

The aim of this study is to determine some physical and mechanical properties of Paulownia tomentosa wood grown in Turkey The samples trees harvested from Kargi in Corum. Physical properties including air-dry density oven-dry density basic density swelling, shrinkage and oven-dry and air-dry thermal conductivity coefficients; mechanical properties including bending strength. modulus of elasticity in bending, compression strength parallel to grain, hardness, bonding strength were analyzed. Paulownia tomentosa wood's air dry and oven dry densities were determined as 0.317 and 0.294 g cm(-3); basic density was determined as 0.272 g cm(-3); volumetric shrinkage and swelling were determined as 7.78 and 8.41%; tangential, radial and longitudinal air-dry thermal conductivity coefficients were determined as 0.089, 0.090 and 0.133 kcal/mh degrees C, respectively Fiber saturation point (FSP) was found 28.79%, bending strength, Modulus of elasticity in bending, compression strength parallel to grain and Brinell hardness values (parallel and perpendicular to grain) were determined as 43.56 N mm(-2), 4281.32 N mm(-2), 25.55 N mm(-2), 2.01 kgf min(-2) and 0.88 kgf mm(-2), respectively Consequently paulownia wood can be widely used for various purposes such as house construction, furniture making, pulp and paper and handicrafts.