DETERMINATION OF DIMENSIONAL CHANGES ON THE KUNDEKARI CONSTRUCTED WOODEN PANELS


SÖĞÜTLÜ C., SÖNMEZ A.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.23, no.2, pp.349-356, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-356

Abstract

In this study, dimensional changes were investigated on the wood panels and their parts produced by kundekari technique, which is commonly used in Seljuk and Ottoman Empire period. For this purpose, according to kundekari technique, 10 samples were prepared in real size from acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), pear (Pirus communis L.), chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.), oak (Quercus petrean Lieble) and cedar (Cedrus libani A. Rich) woods, are commonly grown in Turkey. After conditioning in 20 +/- 2 degrees C, 90 +/- 5 % and 30 +/- 5 % relative humidity in a room, the swelling and shrinkage values of samples were measured according to TS 4083 and TS 4084 standards, respectively. From the statistical point wiev, swelling and shrinkage values evaluated and compared by taking humidity differentiation of the wood panels with kundekari constructed panels in to consideration. According to the research results, the kundekari techniques significantly reduced the dimensional changes of the wood panels.