Relationship Between the Thermal Conductivity and Mechanical Properties of Uludağ Fir and Black Poplar

Cemal Özcan, Mustafa Korkmaz

Abstract


The relationship between the thermal conductivity and some mechanical properties of Uludağ fir and black poplar specimens were determined based on related standards. It was hypothesized that thermal conductivity can be used as a predictor for wood properties. The hot plate test method was used as a thermal conductivity testing method. The density, compression strength, modulus of rupture, and modulus of elasticity values were also measured. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was determined and both linear and multiple regression analyses were performed to estimate the relationship between the parameters. The correlation between the thermal conductivity and density values was strong, which was consistent with past findings. Also, there was a strong correlation between the thermal conductivity, modulus of rupture, and modulus of elasticity, while the compression strength and thermal conductivity had a moderate correlation. The regression equations and test graphs were also determined and shown. Overall, it can be claimed that the thermal conductivity could be used for predicting the density and mechanical properties of wooden materials.

Keywords


Thermal conductivity; Mechanical properties; Fir; Poplar; Non-destructive testing

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