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Angelique (Dicorynia guianensis)

Description

General

Origin: Suriname and Guyana. Colour and texture: pinkred to light brown, darkens fast to violetbrown; striped and grained. Workability: (moderately) good to machine, but tools blunt fast; good cleavable: easy to glue; good surface treatment possible. Lower Heating Value 18.44 MJ
Basralocus, Angélique, Basraloksi, Dicorynia guianensis

Properties

Chemical properties

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Electrical properties

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kV/mm
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V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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100 135 MPa Idemat 2003
62 74 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
735 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
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MPa
J/cm
MPa
3.1 3.9 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
13600 15400 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

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°C
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J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

1.37 mPt
4.73 Pt
159 mELU
2.28 MJ/MJ
38.35 MJ
2.59 kg
0.1 kg
Angelique is domently imported from Surinam and Guyana where it is extracted from the tropical rain forest. Deforestation of tropical wood causes serious local environmental problems and is possibly related to the climate change in the world. The transport to the Netherlands requires 2 * 250km by trailers (from factory to forest and back) and 7559km by ship. The processing to beams is done in Surianam and Guyana.
Idemat 1998, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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