American Red Maple Wood
Categories: Wood and Natural Products; Wood; Hardwood

Material Notes: Diffuse-Porous Hardwood

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Key Words: Acer rubrum; Lumber, Timber
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Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density 0.490 g/cc0.0177 lb/in³Oven Dry Weight/Unseasoned Volume
 0.801 g/cc0.0289 lb/in³Unseasoned*
 
Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Hardness, Wood Indentation 2700 N607 lb (f)Side. Force required to imbed a 0.444 inch steel ball to one-half its diameter
 3300 N742 lb (f)End. Force required to imbed a 0.444 inch steel ball to one-half its diameter
Tensile Strength, Ultimate 4.00 MPa580 psiPerpendicular to Grain*
Modulus of Rupture 0.0538 GPa7.80 ksiStatic Bending*
Flexural Yield Strength 28.3 MPa4100 psiFiber Stress at Elastic Limit; Static Bending*
Flexural Modulus 9.79 GPa1420 ksiStatic Bending*
Compressive Yield Strength 3.59 MPa520 psiPerpendicular to Grain*
 17.2 MPa2500 psiParallel to Grain*
 23.1 MPa3350 psiMax Crushing Strength Parallel to Grain*
Poissons Ratio 0.0440.044µTL, 12% Moisture Content
 0.0630.063µRL, 12% Moisture Content
 0.3540.354µTR, 12% Moisture Content
 0.4340.434µLR, 12% Moisture Content
 0.5090.509µLT, 12% Moisture Content
 0.7620.762µRT, 12% Moisture Content
Shear Strength 7.45 MPa1080 psiParallel to Grain*
Impact 3.73.7in-lb/in³; Work to Elastic Limit; Unseasoned Sample; Impact Bending*
 99009900psi; Fiber Stress at Elastic Limit; Unseasoned Sample; Impact Bending*
Work to Elastic Limit 0.00414 J/cm³0.600 in-lb/in³Static Bending*
Work to Maximum Load 0.0731 J/cm³10.6 in-lb/in³Static Bending*
Cleavage 52.0 kN/m297 lb/inRadial surface of failure, Unseasoned*
 58.0 kN/m331 lb/inTangential surface of failure, Unseasoned*
 
Thermal PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Thermal Conductivity 0.127 W/m-K0.880 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°FOven Dry
 0.159 W/m-K1.10 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F12% Moisture Content
Shrinkage 4.0 %4.0 %Radial; Unseasoned to Oven Dry*
 8.2 %8.2 %Tangential; Unseasoned to Oven Dry*
 12.8 %12.8 %Volumetric; Unseasoned to Oven Dry*

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