Journal of Construction Engineering / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Feasibility of Using Palmyrah Strips as Reinforcing Material in Cost Effective Houses

Table 3

Mechanical properties of Palmyrah.

Mechanical propertiesCharacteristic valueMinimum valueAverage valueStandard deviation

Bending strength (N/mm2) 80.348.9138.329.4
Modulus of elasticity obtained from bending
test (N/mm2)
9856.4878713118.22622.4
Tensile strength parallel to grain (N/mm2) 444387.741.8
Compressive strength parallel to grain (N/mm2) 51.837.172.714.8
Moisture content %12.612152.1
Density (kg/m3)815.3681989.7104.5