A very hard wood with a compact grain and smooth surface, it is almost unaffected when exposed to water.

Keels of ships and flood gates. On account of its hardness it was used for wheels and railway sleepers.

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Density 630 to 720 kgm-3Clip
Youngs modulus 12000000000 Nm-2Clip
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See also: Ash.

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Subjects: Materials