Strength of finger joint from Karas and Ludai species / Abdul Hakim Mohamad

Mohamad, Abdul Hakim (2016) Strength of finger joint from Karas and Ludai species / Abdul Hakim Mohamad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Finger jointing is a method to create long lengths of lumber from short pieces.
Sources of short pieces can be mill ends or pieces cut from low grade lumber.
Jointing system are the overcome steps that get into action by the
manufacturing industry especially the furniture manufacturer and building
construction. The aim of this study is to present results showing the comparative
performance of the two different finger orientations and two different species.
The main objectives of the study is to determine strength properties of different
finger orientation and different species using Karas (Aquilaria Malaccensis) and
Ludai (Sapium Baccatum) strips either this finger specimen and species are
suitable for jointing application. The average moisture content of wood materials
used for the preparation of test samples was determined as 12% according to
TS 2471 (1976): Determination of moisture content for physical and mechanical
tests. Samples with 12% average moisture content with dimensions of 320 x 20
x 20 mm are cut according to the procedure of BS EN 204 about Non-structural
adhesives for joining of wood and derived timber products. The setup is to
determine the strength properties of joint using four points bending test method.
The purpose of the test is to determine the Modulus of Rapture (MOR) and
Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) of the joint specimen. The load is applied at the
centre of the span at the constant of 0.26 in/min (BS 373:1957). From this study,
vertical Ludai orientation has the highest MOR value with 31.21 MPa and the
lowest MOR value for MOR was from horizontal orientation of Karas with 22.16
MPa. The highest MOE value in this study was from the vertical orientation of
Ludai with 16688.94 MPa and the lowest value of MOE was from horizontal
orientation of Karas with 9335.45 MPa. As a result it was advised that the
serviceability of finger joint production depends on the species use and the
orientation of finger joint and also the assembly preparation of the finger joint


Item Type: Student Project
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Mohamad, Abdul Hakim
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Structural engineering
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Finger jointing, Aquilaria malaccensis, Sapium baccatum, Furniture, Karas, Ludai
Date: 2016
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