International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2528

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of some physical and mechanical properties of Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) trees grown in the Denizli area of Turkey

Kadir Ozkaya
Pamukkale University, Denizli Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Department of Materials and Materials Processing Technology, 20070, Denizli, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 March 2013
  •  Published: 16 December 2013

Abstract

The most extensive distribution of Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) trees in the world is found in Turkey. This species varies depending on the regions in Turkey for growth features, such as climate, soil structure and slope. In this study, the technological properties of Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) grown in the Denizli area were studied. Within the scope of the study, their physical properties, such as air-dried and oven-dried specific densities, swelling and shrinkage values were determined. Their mechanical properties, such as bending strength, modulus of elasticity in bending, parallel compressive strength to the fibers, parallel tensile strength to the fibers and shear strength in a radial direction were determined. The values obtained were compared with the Calabrian pine (P. brutia Ten.) trees grown in different regions.

Key words: Denizli, Pinus brutia Ten., physical properties, mechanical properties.