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Chestnut

Description

General

Origin: South-Europe (France, Italy), Asia, North Africa, North-East America. Colour and texture: yellowish to dark brown. Smell: sourish. Workability: good to machine; easy to glue; good surface treatment possible. Contains tanning fluids. Not to be confused with the wild chestnut which is not as durable. Lower Heating Value 18.02 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.7 1.3 % Idemat 2003
%

Electrical properties

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kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
70 91 MPa Idemat 2003
40 57 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
590 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
135 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
9000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
0.17 0.17 W/m.K Idemat 2003
4.6 32 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

2.14 mPt
0.63 Pt
206 mELU
2.55 MJ/MJ
39.9 MJ
3.32 kg
0.1 kg
The chestnut is imported from South Europe (France, Italia), Asia, North Africa, North-East America where it is cultured. Processing to beams is done in the home country. The average transport to the Netherlands requires 2 * 150km (from factory to forest and back) and 1400km to Rotterdam, all by trailer.
Idemat 1998

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