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Table 6 Summary obtained results from compression tests parallel to fiber

From: Effect of disodium octaborate tetrahydrate on the mechanical properties of Dendrocalamus asper bamboo treated by vacuum/pressure method

Treatment conditions MC (%) C S
(MPa)
E C
(GPa)
Reference
 Int A 9.74 50.3 (0.064) 17.64 (0.032)
 Int B 65.4 (0.050) 32.00 (0.12)
 Overall Avr 59.9 (0.14) 27.21 (0.29)
 Specific1 81.8 (0.073)a 36.21 (0.22)a
Water
 Int A 9.10 60.3 (0.056) 18.04 (0.13)
 Int B 74.3 (0.067) 25.49 (0.14)
 Overall Avr 67.3 (0.12) 22.30 (0.22)
 Specific1 95.80 (0.081)b 32.10 (0.17)a
5% DOT
 Int A 9.61 68.0 (0.059) 17.07 (0.18)
 Int B 82.5 (0.042) 29.65 (0.10)
 Overall Avr 75.8 (0.11) 23.73 (0.31)
 Specific1 110.7 (0.056)c 34.59 (0.20)a
8% DOT
 Int A 8.95 73.4 (0.11) 20.35 (0.13)
 Int B 78.0 (0.045) 30.57 (0.14)
 Overall Avr 75.7 (0.086) 26.19 (0.25)
 Specific1 106.8 (0.056)c 36.84 (0.18)a
  1. EC: Compressive modulus of elasticity; CS: compressive strength 1Ec (GPa)/ρ (g cm−3) and CS (MPa)/ρ (g cm−3). Specific averages with the same letter (a–d) are statically equivalent. Six replicates were tested for Int A and eight for Int B, with a total of 14 replicates per treatment condition