Mechanical properties of polygon oil palm lumber / Ahmad Fauzi Awang@Othman … [et al.]

Awang@Othman, Ahmad Fauzi and Zakaria, Shaikh Abdul Karim Yamani and Ahmad Zaki, Junaiza and Shafie, Amran and Abdul Latif, Nur Hannani and Radzi, Azizol (2012) Mechanical properties of polygon oil palm lumber / Ahmad Fauzi Awang@Othman … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA 2012, 5 - 6 November 2012, Gambang Resort, Kuantan, Pahang.


The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) was first introduced to Malaysia in 1917 in Tennamaran Estate, Selangor as a commercial planting. It takes 3 years to mature before it bears fruit. The economic life of the oil palm extends to about 25 years, and after which, they have to be replanted. Huge quantities of biomass waste are generated from the oil palm industry in terms of trunks, fronds, empty fruit bunch and palm kernel. The wastes from these replanting activities are generally left to rot or burn in the field. These studies were observed by using Oil Palm Lumber (OPL) from different height levels (top. middle. bottom) and layers (Ll. L2. L3). These OPL were cut using polygon method. Bending (MOE, MOR) and compression testing were applied to evaluate their mechanical properties. These mechanical properties of OPL can serve as an indicator for predicting the wood behavior for specific end usage. The findings revealed that there was no significant variation between the high levels for both testings. However, there is significant variation between layers for bending testing and no significance for compression testing.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Awang@Othman, Ahmad Fauzi
Zakaria, Shaikh Abdul Karim Yamani
Ahmad Zaki, Junaiza
Shafie, Amran
Abdul Latif, Nur Hannani
Radzi, Azizol
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Flexure
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Strains and stresses
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Oils, fats, and waxes > Palm oil
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA 2012
Event Dates: 5 - 6 November 2012
Page Range: pp. 258-260
Keywords: Oil palm, Polygon method, Mechanical properties
Date: 2012
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