Temperature and moisture content effects on compressive strength parallel to the grain of paricá

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  • Manuel Jesús Manríquez Figueroa University of Magallanes
  • Poliana Dias de Moraes Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Fernanda Almeida Maestri Federal University of Santa Catarina

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Engenharia Civil

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the temperature and moisture content on the compressive strength parallel to the grain of paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke) from cultivated forests. The experiments were carried out on 3 timber samples under different conditions: heated (HT), thermal treatment (TT) and water saturated (WS). The HT sample consisted of 105 clear specimens assembled in 15 groups, the TT consisted of 90 clear specimens assembled in 15 groups and the WS consisted of 90 clear specimens assembled in 9 groups. The specimens from HT and WS samples were tested at a temperature range from 20 to 230 ºC and 20 to 100 ºC, respectively. The HT specimens were tested at ambient temperature, but after being submitted to thermal treatment.  The HT, TT and WS samples present a decrease in the compressive strength, reaching 65%, 76% and 59% of the compressive strength at room temperature, respectively. The decrease in the compressive strength of the HT and WS samples can be associated to the thermal degradation of wood polymers and the moisture content. For the TT sample, the strength increased for a pre-heating temperature of up to 170 °C due to the reduction in the moisture content of the specimens.

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Manuel Jesús Manríquez Figueroa, University of Magallanes

Department of Building Engineering

Poliana Dias de Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Department of Civil Engineering

Fernanda Almeida Maestri, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Course of Civil Engineering

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2014-10-20

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