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Table 2 Mechanical parameters of wood species before and after accelerated UV aging

From: Characterization and photodegradation mechanism of three Algerian wood species

Wood species UVa aging Strength break F (MPa) Strain break σ (%) MOEb (MPa) Density (g/cm3)
Zeen oak Before 43.2 ± 14.3 1.8 ± 0.9 3964.2 ± 407.2 0.894 (0.075)
After 42.0 ± 16.5 3.2 ± 1.1 3233.2 ± 369.2
Afares oak Before 64.3 ± 11.6 2.9 ± 0.5 4155.0 ± 319.3 0.825 (0.059)
After 58.6 ± 13.5 4.1 ± 0.7 3036.8 ± 439.7
Maritime pine Before 77.1 ± 22.7 2.8 ± 0.7 4948.1 ± 366.8 0.638 (0.026)
After 66.8 ± 20.1 3.9 ± 0.8 3713.6 ± 389.3
  1. aUltraviolet light
  2. bModule of elasticity