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Title: Strength properties of yaya (amphimas pterocarpoides)
Authors: Ayarkwa, Joshua
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Ghana Journal of Forestry
Citation: Ghana Journal of Forestry, vol. 1
Abstract: This paper presents the results of some strength properties of Yaya (Amphimas pterocarpoides), a lesser-known species of Ghana and compares them with those of Odum (Milicia excelsa) and European Oak (Quercus spp.) which are well known structural timber species in Ghana and Europe respectively. The results showed that at about 12% moisture content the wood has a density of 670kg/m3 with a mean modulus of rupture of 109 N/mm2, compressive strength parallel to the grain of 50 N/mm2, modulus of elasticity of 11600 N/mm2 and shear strength parallel to the grain of 16 N/mm2. The strength properties in the present work suggest that the wood has a potential for utilisation in structural applications. Keywords - Amphiaas pterocarpoldea, strength properties, structural applications
Description: This article was published by Ghana Journal of Forestry in 1994.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1283
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