Kosipo

Scientific name: Entandrophragma candollei (Meliácea)

Other names: Spanish: Kosipo - Mahagoni

Description

The heartwood timber has a reddish-brown on a background of wine. The dark streaks and matt paints parenchyma, the vessels are visible with blackish traces, which are remnants of resin in the process of duraminització been deposited in the vessel, obstructing them. The vein is usually right, but the cuts are visible radiating some contraveta encintada forming bands quite long.

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Physical properties

• Bulk density at 12% moisture wood semi heavy 690 kg/m3
• Dimensional stability
- 0.43% volume contraction coefficient wooden stable to slightly nervous.
- Ratio of 1.55% without contractions tend to deform it.
• Hardness (Chalais-Meudon) 3.3 semi hard wood.

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Mechanical properties

• Resistance to static bending 1246 kg/cm2
• Modulus of elasticity 92 000 kg/cm2
• Compressive Strength 542 kg/cm3
• Tensile parallel 2.7 kgf/cm2 (weak)

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