Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties

 

Specific Gravity

Modulus of Rupture (psi)

Modulus of Elasticity (psi)

Compression Parallel to Grain –Maximum Crushing Strength

Guatambu

(Balfourodendron riedelianum)

 

.73

18,900

1.66 million

8190

Hard Maple

(Acer saccharum)

 

.63

15,800

1.76 million

4020

Yellow Poplar

(Liriodendron tulipifera)

 

.42

10,100

1.58 million

5540

Chinese Poplar

(Populus grandidentata)

 

.39

9,100

1.43 million

5300