Some physical and mechanical characterization of Tunisian planted Eucalytus loxophleba and Eucalyptus salmonophloia woods

Elaieb Mohamed Tahar, Ben Rhouma Sarra, Khouaja Ali, Khorchani Ali, Touhami Issam, Khouja Mohamed Larbi, Candelier Kévin. 2017. Some physical and mechanical characterization of Tunisian planted Eucalytus loxophleba and Eucalyptus salmonophloia woods. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 7 (2) : pp. 537-549.

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Abstract : After the independence in 1957 and with the support of the FAO117, Eucalyptus species were planted in Tunisia in different arboreta throughout the country for close observation and adaptation to climate and soil. The objective of this study is to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of two species planted in marginal area in Sousse (arboretum El Hanya) in the east of Tunisia (Eucalytus loxophleba and Eucalyptus salmonophloia). The moisture content, specific gravity and volumetric shrinkage were measured. The Mechanical tests were performed to evaluate the hardness, the static bending and the resistance to compression parallel to fiber direction. Preliminary results showed that Eucalytusloxophleba and Eucalyptus salmonophloia have a low dimensional stability. During the drying period, woods showed signs of collapses. On the other hand, both species were highly resistant to compression strength while they were lower on the static bending. Eucalytus loxophleba and Eucalyptus salmonophloia characteristics established within this study were similar to other Eucalyptus species from Tunisia, Morocco, Australia and Brazil. This wood may be used in furniture, structural material and/or biomass energy. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Bois, Propriété mécanique, Propriété physicochimique, Propriété technologique, Eucalyptus, Densité, Retrait, Espèce introduite, Provenance, Utilisation, Bois de charpente, Meuble, Énergie renouvelable, Biomasse

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Tunisie

Mots-clés complémentaires : Eucalyptus loxophleba, Eucalyptus salmonophloia, Densité du bois

Mots-clés libres : Specific gravity, Eucalytus loxophleba, Eucalyptus salmonophloia, Mechanical properties, Shrinkage

Classification Agris : K50 - Processing of forest products

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 2 (2014-2018) - Valorisation de la biomasse

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Elaieb Mohamed Tahar, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR BioWooEB (FRA)
  • Ben Rhouma Sarra, INRGREF (TUN)
  • Khouaja Ali, INAT (TUN)
  • Khorchani Ali, INRGREF (TUN)
  • Touhami Issam, INRGREF (TUN)
  • Khouja Mohamed Larbi, INRGREF (TUN)
  • Candelier Kévin, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR BioWooEB (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-9328-8511

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