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Research Article

Comparison of wood and knot on wear behaviour of pine timber

Samiul Kaiser1, Mohammad Salim Kaiser2,

1Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000,
Bangladesh
2Directorate of Advisory, Extension and Research Services, Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Keywords

Abstract


Wood;

Knot;

Wear;

Friction;

SEM

The wear behaviour of the wood and knot of pine timber is evaluated at
ambient conditions. The experiment is carried out under dry sliding conditions
using a pin-on-disc apparatus. Wear testing parameters are chosen as 20N load, sliding velocity of 0.64 ms -1 and sliding distance ranging from 200m-4500m. The worn surfaces are characterized by optical microscope and scanning electron microscopy. Hardness of wood and knot samples is measured in Durometer hardness tester, tensile testing by an Instron testing machine and density of the samples is calculate from the data of volume and weight. The results of the wear test reveal that the knot shows the better wear properties due to higher strength and density. SEM study of the knot and wood disclose that the knot contents compact cell wall than that of wood.

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2019 Most Cited Paper Award:

The paper authored by Manoj Sahni and Sanjeev Sharma entitled as “Elastic-plastic deformation of a thin rotating solid disk of exponentially varying density" is awarded the


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