Data For: 
Teak (Tectona grandis)     
 
Teak on PNG is plantation grown.  We are currently harvesting in a plantation that was planted in 1916 and specimen trees are in excess of 60 cm (24) in diameter.   Trees that are not at least  35cm in diameter are left to continue growing.  
 
Common Names
Deleg
Djati
Dodolan
Giati
Jate
Jati
Jatos
Kaiti
Kulidawa
Kyun
Maisak
Pahi
Sagon
Sagwan
Teca
Tegina
Tekku
Tik
Tsik
Teak Numerical Data
                       Item    Green      Dry English  
 
           Bending Strength    10182    14742 psi                                 
          Crushing Strength      819     1065 psi                                 
                    Density                39 lbs/ft3                             
                   Hardness              1038 lbs                                 
            Impact Strength       33       25 inches                              
  Maximum Crushing Strength     5350     7883 psi                                 
          Shearing Strength              1859 psi                                 
             Static Bending     5686     7304 psi                                 
                  Stiffness     1521     1730 1000 psi                            
                  Toughness               227 inch-lbs                            
       Work to Maximum Load        9       11 inch-lbs/in3                        
           Specific Gravity     0.52     0.57                                     
                     Weight       38       37 lbs/ft3                             
           Radial Shrinkage        2          %                                    
       Tangential Shrinkage        5          %                                   
       Volumetric Shrinkage        7          %                                   
 
                       Item    Green      Dry Metric  
 
           Bending Strength      715     1036 kg/cm2                              
          Crushing Strength       57       74 kg/cm2                              
                    Density               624 kg/m3                              
                   Hardness               470 kg                                  
            Impact Strength       83       63 cm                                  
  Maximum Crushing Strength      376      554 kg/cm2                              
          Shearing Strength               130 kg/cm2                              
             Static Bending      399      513 kg/cm2                              
                  Stiffness      106      121 1000 kg/cm2                         
                  Toughness               261 cm-kg                               
       Work to Maximum Load     0.63     0.77 cm-kg/cm3                           
           Specific Gravity     0.52     0.57                                     
                     Weight      608      592 kg/m3                              
           Radial Shrinkage        2          %                                   
       Tangential Shrinkage        5          %                                   
       Volumetric Shrinkage        7          %