Properties of Balsa Wood
The native name of the balsa tree translates into "buoy." Because of it's unique properties, balsa is popular with boat builders and model makers, as well as woodworking enthusiasts who are looking for light materials that can be easily crafted. Pound...
It is a large, fast-growing tree that can grow up to 30 m (98 ft) tall. Balsa wood is a
very lightweight material with many uses. Balsa trees are native to southern ...
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the
... Balsa has excellent sound, heat, and vibration insulating properties, and is ...
Keyword Search. Balsa. Groups. Wood-Based Material. Material Properties.
Compressive (Crushing) Strength: 7 MPa (1.0 x 10<sup>3</sup> psi). Density: 0.13 g/cm<sup>3</sup> (8 ...
Balsa wood is a natural cellular material with excellent stiffness-to-weight and
strength-to-weight ratios as well as superior energy absorption characteristics.
Many of the mechanical properties of wood tabulated in this chapter were ....
Balsa. 0.015. 0.046 0.054. 0.037 0.005. Basswood. 0.027. 0.066 0.056. 0.046. —.
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Balsa wood Properties Guide. Density. 163 ± 10 kg/m³. Compressive Strength¤
low density medium density high density. 4.7 MPa. 12.1 MPa. 19.5 MPa.
... Wood » Class 4 wood: slightly durable (CEN EN) / 5-10 years natural
protection against wood-destroying fungi » Balsa Wood ..... Mechanical
known about balsa wood: Balsa wood is the "miracle material" of the hobby world
. It has the best strength-to-weight ratio of any other readily available material.
The results indicate that compressive strength of balsa wood increases with
increasing ... mechanical properties of balsa wood in longitudinal and transverse