Preservation of Rubberwood and its application as a structural member

Sambu Potty, Narayanan and Bhaskar, Unni and K. P., Jaya (2002) Preservation of Rubberwood and its application as a structural member. In: National Seminar on Civil Engineering Strategies in the making of India a Global Giant (CESMIG 2002), Chennai., 3-4 October, 2002, Chennai, India.

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Wood is a base material for manufacture of a multiplicity of valuable products. There is a growing scarcity of wood due to the increased demand and dwindling forest resources and it is becoming prohibitively costly. Thus new sources of wood are to be found out and used. Rubberwood (RW) is available from spent rubber trees in plantations. In this context, the rubber plantations in South India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other places have vast potential. This paper presents the results of a study on the use of RW for structural applications. The durability of RW treated with different preservatives and physical properties of RW were studied and the results are reported.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Preservation, Seasoning, graveyard test, marine durability test, ASCU, physical properties
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Civil
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:11061
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 23:41
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:27

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