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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2023

Physical and mechanical properties of Albizia procera glulam beam

Das, Atanu Kumar; Islam, Md Nazrul; Ghosh, Chayan Kumar; Ghosh, Rupak Kumar


This research was done to evaluate the feasibility of using Albizia procera for manufacturing glulam beams. The physical and mechanical properties of the A. procera glulam beam were evaluated, and these properties were compared to those of the solid A. procera solid timber. The A. procera glulam beam's physical and mechanical properties were all superior to solid A. procera timber. In comparison to A. procera solid timber, A. procera glulam's density, water absorption (WA), linear expansion (LE), and thickness swelling (TS) all improved by 11.1, 48.4, 44.6, and 37.0%, respectively. Again, compared to A. procera solid timber, the modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) of the A. procera glulam beam increased by 27.6 and 29.2%, respectively. Additionally, the ASTM specifications were met by the A. procera glulam beam. As a result, based on the properties, it is possible to make A. procera glulam beams as structural timber products.


Albizia procera; Glulam; Physical properties; Mechanical properties

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2023, Volume: 9, number: 8, article number: e18383

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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    Wood Science

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