Mechanical and chemical behavior of beech wood modified by heat

Yildiz U. , Yildiz S. , Gezer E. D.

WOOD AND FIBER SCIENCE, vol.37, no.3, pp.456-461, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : WOOD AND FIBER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.456-461
  • Keywords: heat treatment, Fagus orientalis, thermal degradation, 200 DEGREES C, THERMAL-DEGRADATION, STRENGTH PROPERTIES, CELLULOSE, AIR


In this study the effects of heat treatment on compression strength of beech wood (Fagus orientalis) were examined, and changes in the chemical structure of the treated wood were determined by analyzing contents of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin.