The effects of heat treatment on the toughness of beech wood
S Yildiz, Ü C Yildiz, E D Gezer, Ali Temiz, E Dizman
The effects of heat treatment on toughness of beech (Fagus orientalis) wood naturally grown and intensively used in forest products industry in Turkey were studied.
The wood samples were cut into 5 x 5 x 5 cm. Heat treatment was than applied to the wood samples at three different temperatures (130 °C, 150 °C and 180 °C) and three different durations (2 h, 6 h and 10 h) under air atmospheres.
The results indicated that the toughness values treated by heating generally exhibited a decrease with increasing the exposure durations and temperatures compared to the untreated wood samples.