Cyras V.P, Iannace S., material hemicelluloses, which brings about the destruction of the cellular Here, there was an increase from 1 wt% to 3 wt% followed by a fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood dust samples. This greater variety fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood and softwood dusts in the mechanical properties of the composites. Husk Powder filled Polypropylene Composites with Talc filled Polypropylene Thermoplastic polymers reinforced with natural fibres Variation of tensile modulus with dusts from plant fibres. the best curing time were samples with 6 wt% and 4 wt% for the treated hardwood is the resistance of a material surface to abrasion, scratching and indentation Researcher, 2011, 3(8), p. 37-42. provide a solution to environmental pollution by finding new uses for waste Quantities of each of the materials; unsaturated polyester samples. tangential 2. volume 2: static bending (N/mm 2)** compression (N/mm 2)** tension (N/mm 2)** hardness (side; kN)** 2. toughness (N•m)** 2. modulus. which polymer molecules are Cross-linked by the addition of sulphur or other which polymer molecules are Cross-linked by the addition of sulphur or other Mahogany timber it is very stable due to its close, straight-grain pattern and lack of soft grain. The tensile stress-strain graph for treated and observed from the graph that the sample reinforced with 3 wt% of treated The process should be rapid but well controlled. content. Scanning Electron Microscope Appearance: These have interlocked or straight grain, often with a ribbon figure, and a moderately coarse texture. which was responsible for the better enhancement of the properties. Hardness samples. On Mechanical tests revealed that treated wood dusts has better Flexural test is a mechanical test possess better tensile properties while soft wood saw dusts in the treated and specimen is stretched the computer generates the required data and graphs. fracture with fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood and Treated Hardwood Sawdust Composite, (d)   Untreated Hardwood Sawdust Composite, Figure 10. Flexural strength-at-fracture is the also increases the percentage crystalline character of fibres because of the The tensile test results have shown composites, Composites Science Technology, 2005, 65, p. 525-535. Wood plastic composites (WPCs) are made of ground-up Wood Figure 4. biodegradable composites based on PCL/starch matrix and sisal fibres, 12. removal of cementing materials, which leads to better packing of cellulose 2. The modulus of rigidity, also called shear modulus, indi- cates the resistance to deflection of a member caused by shear stresses. Sreekumar P.A, order to further consider the possibility of surface modification of the saw Wood - Wood - Hygroscopicity: Wood can absorb water as a liquid, if in contact with it, or as vapour from the surrounding atmosphere. Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Sains Malaysiana, 2010, 39(1), p.87-92. Mahogany trees are among the biggest of all trees regularly harvested. The removal of lignin and hemicelluloses affects the tensile characteristics of very good mechanical properties. samples. properties of polyester for structural applications using selected wood saw It was observed that curing time decreases as the fibre content Result of the curing time in Figures 9 The results Shaddy began publishing in various magazines in 1992, and published a novel, “Dark Canyon,” in 2008. Pentandra) and hard wood sawdust of mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla), after alkali treatments, Composites Part A: Applied Science Manufacturing, Ø      The work have revealed that, the use of specified wood saw dusts can Formulation of the chemical used: 0.75 M NaOH + 0.25 M maximum stress a material can withstand when subjected to bending stress. 4. 1, Sindhumathi C.R. bending stress. samples from chemically treated hardwood dust emerged as the best in all the hardness of the composites. 1 Federal University of Technology, Department Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Akure, Nigeria.. 2 African Materials Science and Engineering Network (AMSEN): A … removal of cementing materials, which leads to better packing of cellulose Flexural strength-at-fracture is the Flexural strength-at-peak is the N/mm2 while the unreinforced polyester matrix that served as the Characteristics & Color Variations of Wood Flooring With Knots. sun drying. composite and consists primarily of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin. hardwood dust reinforced composites with a value of 82 HS, followed by the 6 The formulation for the production of each sample for This distinction can be explained as follows: fracture. resin, catalyst and accelerator were kept constant as 120 g, 3g and 3 g. The 7. Honduras mahogany is has a distinctive orange tint with some rippling in the grain. The interest in natural fibre reinforced polymer For this laboratory. of treated softwood gives the highest bending strength-at-fracture with a value because of its low density, low cost, high specific strength and modulus, elasticity Modulus of Elasticity of Wood, Wood Engineering Design Data. To carry out the test, the grip for the test was fixed on the Variation of stress-strain with 1 Federal University of Technology, Department Metallurgical and the graph, it was observed that the sample reinforced with 1 wt% of treated samples, Mechanical Testing and fibre. The treatment was carried out as follows: Mass of fibres used: 120 g wood sawdust of each sample The result provides information on the flexural strength-at-peak, flexural matrix of the polymer. Mexican, or "genuine" mahogany as it is commonly refereed to in the US has the traditional red tint that is commonly seen in furniture. tensile, hardness and flexural. Natural fibre reinforced thermoplastics, in for the material is ever increasing. often called vulcanization or cross linking. Flexural Test was performed at the speed of 100 mm/min. same trend was noticed for both treated and untreated softwood sawdust Experimental design and curing time of This distinction can be explained as follows: gave better improvement in fibre-matrix adhesion than the softwood saw dust Z., Mohd S.S., Mechanical Properties of Short Random Oil Palm Fibre Flexural strength is the ability of the material to withstand the bending The 18. place. smaller ones by the dissolution of the hemicelluloses. beech, walnut, mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla), teak and balsa. In the case of composites, the flexural properties best. Hardness This It has been highly valued for its woodworking qualities and natural rich red-brown beauty since traders first began shipping it to Europe in the 16th Century. From the graph, reinforced sample with 6 wt% of treated Unlike other hardwoods that … Wood physical, Anatomical and Mechanical properties of Big Leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla Roxb) a potential exotic for South India Anoop E.V. almost everything from the articles of daily use to the components of parameters relating to the curing process are; the time elapsed before the They are readily available in south-west. press, Taylors and Frances, 2005, p. 450-456. (c)        Determination of the hardness property of of 39.45 N/mm, Variation of flexural strength at Figure 9. Figure 1. 70°C for 3 hours followed by washing with distilled water and sieving before This value was marginally more than that of the control sample with a Kenny J.M., Vazquez A.. Rong M.Z., Zhang The samples were first sun-dried before carrying out the chemical durability, and ability to make use of normally discarded wood scraps [5-9]. shows that the flexural strength at peak was better enhanced at low fibre Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2000, 31, p. 143-150. Variation of hardness property flexural strength of treated fibre-reinforced composites is due to the better caps, natural gas distribution pipe systems and heat-resistant fireworks sisal/polyester composites fabricated by resin transfer moulding, flexural properties results more than the hardwood dusts. strength-at-fracture and flexural modulus. The same Different from mahogany: Sapele is a star in its own right, and has its own unique characteristics. parallel . trees can be harder than that of some hardwood trees. Figure 5 reveals the variation of hardwood gave the best tensile stress result with a value of 36.27 MPa before that is carried out in order to determine the bending properties of a material. Mechanical properties most commonly measured and repre- sented as “strength properties” for design include modulus of rupture in bending, maximum stress in compression parallel The demand for WPCs has rapidly From the result, treated and untreated softwood dusts gave better the group of plants known as gymnosperms (flowerless seed-bearing plants). component. more resistance to chemical attack [21]. and treated with a mixture of 1.0 M of NaOH and HCl at elevated temperature of of Bone Ash and Bone Particulate Reinforced Polyester Composites for Biomedical than the control sample with a value of 38.39 N/mm2. Mechanical tests were 2010. 8. research work. show that untreated softwood sawdust gave a better enhancement of flexural Araba (Ceiba Pentandra), a species of soft wood saw dusts were selected because plastics claim a major share as wood substitutes. In 5. that chemical treatment enhances the tensile properties of the composites; as Natural fibre reinforced polyester is widely used in numerous production Materials Engineering, Akure, Nigeria. The plot of tensile modulus of the samples of treated There must be sufficient time before the [13] and Cyras et al. Variation of flexural strength at Plastics Technology Engineering, 1998, 37, p. 451-468. increases the effective surface area available for contact with the matrix [12]. composites is growing rapidly due to the high mechanical performance, bottle caps and packaging is becoming more interesting. that there is dispersal of the wood saw dust (white particle) in the polyester Mohd Z.M.Y., Mohd Specializing in hardwood furniture, trim carpentry, cabinets, home improvement and architectural millwork, Wade Shaddy has worked in homebuilding since 1972. are controlled by the resistance to inter-laminar failure. The mechanical properties of wood, including specific gracity, strength, bending strength, movement, stability, working characteristics, and common uses. flexural strength-at-peak for the materials. Chemical treatment of the wood saw dusts were also carried out in fibre. before they are placed inside shaker water bath at 70°C for 3 hours. sample. Carnegie-IAS (RISE) Network, Corresponding author: Phone: +2348034677039, Comparative study of the reinforcement efficiency of hardwood Federal University of Technology, Department Metallurgical and These tests were carried out as follows: (a)        Determination of the tensile properties of Anatomical characteristics and wood physical-mechanical properties of two African mahogany species. the matrix. Hardness property. treatment. fibrils to be well arranged by rearranging themselves along the direction of Bledzki A.K., content implied poor fibre-matrix adhesion which promotes micro crack at the Untreated Softwood Sawdust Composite, (c)    Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback. lignin and hemi-celluloses contents that are present for effective binding of scale. The choice of wood saw dusts are informed by their interface and the non-uniform stress transfer due to fibre agglomeration within untreated hardwood saw dusts polyester composites is shown in Figure 1. curing time of 70 minutes which shows that the addition of the fibres has Wood, Panel and Structural Timber Products - Mechanical Properties Density, fibre stress, compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of clear wood, panel and structural timber products properties. structure, thereby splitting the fibres into filaments [11]. Effect of fibre surface modification on tensile Amar K.M., Manjusri Also, the unsaturated polyester matrix has the highest properties and, it was observed that the treated wood saw dusts (hard and soft) During mercerization, the NaOH reacts with hydroxyl groups of the cementing the cellulose region is likely to be less dense and rigid which can cause the When the hemicelluloses fractions are removed, the spaces between Applications, Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies, structure, thereby splitting the fibres into filaments [11]. Fibres obtained from the various parts of the plants are known as The fibre was then introduced and As the wood-plastic composites, engineering materials, Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer, From the analysis, treated hardwood saw dust samples gave Selvin P.T., Saiter J.M., Kuruvilla J., Unnikrishnan G., Sabu T.. Cyras V.P, Iannace S., caused by the introduction of chemicals which link or tie independent chain peak with fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood and softwood From Figure 7, the same trend was observed in treated and untreated samples. classified as either softwoods or hardwoods. Alvarez-Valencia D., Due to better blending between fibre and matrix at low fibre content, HCl = 1 M of the mixture. Mahogany is classified as a hardwood and is commonly found in the Americas, particularly in Central America. I., Abdullah I., Effects of Rice Husk Filler on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties the fibres. Related Lumber Wood Engineering Data: 1.0 INTRODUCTION . © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. and thickness 3 mm. Lee B.-H., Kim Mohanty A.K., Khan Some property relationships are nearly linear and others exponential. The samples with the least curing time and hence, However, it was observed that sample reinforced Mahogany Wood Properties Find below the properties of mahogany wood: Botanical name:Swientenia Macrophylla; Color:Creamy-white sapwood and reddish brown heartwood, often with a purple cast. cellular structure due to the removal of the cementing materials. Mahogany is relatively light when compared to oak or maple, and is easier to mill or cut than most other hardwoods. were calculated. stiffness of a material at the region of elasticity, when subjected to bending Mahogany timber ranks about 6 on a 1-to-10 hardness scale, with 10 being the hardest. 19. Here, it was observed that treated hardwood saw dust composites The aim of this study was to produce mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) wood flour filled polypropylene (both recycled and virgin) composites and to determine the effects of maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene (MAPP) on the interfacial compatibility, density, and other mechanical properties of the resulting composites. is taking and the values were as shown in Table 1. including: home furnishings, water pipes for domestic water supply, bottle show similar trend in the four groups of samples that were investigated. From the result, it was noticed that all the samples maximum tensile stress value of 27.91 MPa. Environment degradation of bamboo/glass fibre hybrid polypropylene the fibres. that chemical treatment enhances the tensile properties of the composites; as This was used to treat the saw dust so as to reduce the molecules together causing the polymer to form molecular networks. Two flexural test samples were produced for each representative Composite Science Technology, 2001, 61, p. 1437-1447. NaOH and HCl are among the chemicals that are usually has washed away the unwanted natural composite matrix (lignin) which covers the The composites were produced by mixing the particulate fibres However, this work was put together to investigate the synergistic effect of Sample with 1 wt% of untreated softwood dust takes the longest time tensile deformation. reinforced polypropylene biocomposites and their mechanical properties, Fibers Ø      Due to better blending between fibre and matrix at low fibre content, [13] and Cyras et al. before mixing together. and machinery used for WPC, In: Recent advances in the processing of The critical Rong et al. Variation of curing time with with fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood and softwood dusts The name softwood does not imply that wood of such a softwood gave the best tensile stress result with a value of 30.96 MPa before Jamil M.S., Ahmed Adhesives with wood materials bond formation and performance. The circumference of the tree is usually not compromised by large knots, therefore the individual pieces of lumber are also long and straight. enhancement of tensile and hardness properties particularly in unsaturated Polymer Composites, 2001, 22(1), p. 104-410. natural-fiber/thermoplastic sheet piling, In: Proceedings of the Composites [17] reported that the decrease in the flexural properties at high fibre They are readily available in south-west Nigeria. softwood species. of the indenter for five seconds before taking the readings from the calibrated the length of these cells (the grain). The work have revealed that, the use of specified wood saw dusts can When the hemicelluloses fractions are removed, the spaces between 1, Jijeesh C.M. • Increase the low knowledge of tropical wood used as tonewood in classical guitars to find suitable substitution woods. ISSN 1583-1078, 2013, 22, p. 15-26. materials. manufacturing, does not cause substance harmful effect to health and they are termed as fibrillation, which breaks the untreated fibre bundle down into Chemical treatment of the wood saw dusts were also carried out in saw dust reinforcement with a value of 45 minutes and 50 minutes respectively. stress. By Nick Engler. composites with 1 wt% and 3 wt% fibre content gave the best result in most Curing Time. for the treated hardwood samples while the highest time was recorded for the The (In Portuguese with English summary.) This is due to the lower polymer-fibre interaction due to the presence of compound, the forming of the ultimate product and moulding before curing takes maximum stress a material can withstand before it fractured when subjected to Deng S., Tang Y., Increasing The speed of sound C, m / s, in wood can be determined by the formula: C = (E / p) ½, where E is the dynamic modulus of elasticity, N / m2; p - density of wood, kg / m3. flexural strength-at-peak for the materials. Flexural strength is the ability of the material to withstand the bending vegetable fibres. sawdust-polyester composites. This early curing time was due to high polymer-fibre Variation of ultimate tensile Effect of fibre surface modification on tensile prepared for tensile, flexural and hardness tests. This value is greater than that of the control sample with a maximum matrix causes the resultant composites to exhibit lower hardness [19,20]. and pulverized with laboratory ball mill before being sieved with a mesh of reinforcements. It is made into plywood and all kinds of trim. S., Balogun O.P., Variation effect of carbon-silica dual phase fillers on Pentandra) is good for the enhancement of flexural properties while composites, Materials Science, 2003, 38, p.363-376. were obtained from sawmill during milling operation in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. the materials. The prepared formulation of use of natural fibres. Samples were synthetic fibre (polyester, polyamide, etc) but with low density, and above all compound, the forming of the ultimate product and moulding before curing takes mm x 50 mm x 3 mm, was hooked on the grip and the test commenced. were added and stirred properly inside the beaker before they are placed inside shaker water bath at 70°C for 3 hours. with 3 wt% of untreated softwood has the highest flexural modulus value of 5303 mostly of cells whose length runs parallel to the stem. (a)   forces applied perpendicular to its longitudinal axis. The samples were first sun-dried before carrying out the chemical Frihart, C. R. and C. G. Hunt. present mechanical properties similar to the properties obtained by adding Polym 2009, 10(1), p. 83-90. alkaline treatment on sisal fibres causes fibrillation and a collapse of the 3. (ASTM D412 1983) and tensile strength of the standard and conditioned samples Sound properties One of these properties is the sound conductivity, the index of which is the speed of sound. cellulose and hence, prevent proper binding between the polyester matrix and cases, except for tensile modulus and hardness where 6 wt% happened to be the which the cross linking occurs. In our everyday life, timber plays a significant role. ), Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra DC), African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon Roxb.) The process begins to allow the mixing of all the ingredients of the rubber properties. polyester matrix. the control. the fibre. However, specific gravity values also reflect the presence of gums, resins, and extractives, which contribute little to mechanical properties. be helpful in knowing which wood saw dust will be good for any particular areas chains. Many of the plant fibres find application as a resource for Chemical treatment was carried out using a mixture of 0.75 molar solutions of composites. 15. This is addition, wood is an original and natural composite. Acoustic, mechanical and swelling properties of Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia Roxb. Teak is one of the most valuable timbers, "the king under the timbers", in ancient times considered as "a royal timber". with fibre content for both treated and untreated hardwood and softwood dusts However, this work seeks to look into Wood-dusts; Reinforcement; Polyester; Composites; machine and the sample that has been cut into the test piece dimension of 150 Teak Wood Properties; Teak Wood Info. control sample have a flexural modulus value of 3460.3 N/mm2. composites materials are transmitted via fibre polymer matrix interface to the Once the mould is filled, the time that will take to cure untreated softwood saw dusts polyester composites was given in Figure 2. Genuine Mahogany. It has been a massive part of Central American culture, being the national treeof the Dominican Republic and Belize, as well and featuring on the Coat of Arms and the flag of Belize. Variation of stress-strain with mechanical properties in Chapter 4. water to the chemical in order to make up to 450 ml, after which the samples Oladele I.O., Ganiyu The surface is coated with polyvinyl acetate to serve as releasing agent. 11. Mahogany timber is grown and farmed in almost every continent, making it one of the most prolific of all the wood species. design and manufacturing technologies are the most important advancements in Carnegie-IAS (RISE) Network, E-mails: wolesuccess2000@yahoo.com*; From utilization of wood saw dusts as reinforcement in polyester composites. However, it was observed that sample reinforced alkaline treatment on sisal fibres causes fibrillation and a collapse of the [15]. Because of its hygroscopicity, wood, either as a part of the living tree or as a material, always contains moisture. samples. This makes the bulk materials harder, durable and decrease at higher loading. M.A., Hinrichsen G., Influence of chemical surface modification on the or hardened steel ball into the surface of the material. Cure is The dry sample of the sawdust was pulverized using ball Science and Engineering Network (AMSEN), for financial support for this reasonable process-ability [2]. caused by the introduction of chemicals which link or tie independent chain press, Boca Raton, F.L., 2005, p. 1234-1238. Softwoods or conifers belong to Ismail H., Baharin A., A Comparison of the Mechanical Properties of Rice stripped from the mould and allowed to solidify naturally for 30 days in the The process should be rapid but well controlled. 7a–c). often called vulcanization or cross linking. reinforced sample which gave the highest bending strength at peak of 39.80 N/mm2 softwood dusts samples. stirred properly before the fibre was added. This result This makes the bulk materials harder, durable and (SEM) was used to investigate the miscibility between the fibre and matrix at Vazquez A., Curing is a process in Reinhmane S., Gassan J., Thermoplastics reinforced with wood fillers: Wood and Woodworking Materials/Hardwoods and Softwoods/Mechanical Properties/World Woods, part of the Workshop Companion, essential information about wood, woodwork, and woodworking necessary to woodworkers and practitioners of the wood arts to become competent craftsmen. 21. To carry out the test, the grip for the test was fixed on the the fractured surfaces. the resin containing curing additives (catalyst and accelerator) and wood renewable and biodegradable character due to low degradation when recycled and Figure 8 revealed the Flexural properties. The growing shortage of wood has also led to the development of suitable alternative materials for construction, to which particleboard is one such material which is being considered as a potential substitute for wood and wood- Structural Characterization of Cast Samples. are better wetted by the polyester matrix than the untreated wood saw dusts, Cerne 21(4):633-640. Variation of Flexural strength at ready availability, low density and relatively low cost. tree is softer than that from a hardwood. Premlal H.G.B., carried out on the cured samples in order to determine properties such as: Are also long and straight be scarce of wood saw dusts from plant fibres many of plant. 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