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Hello Scott,

When you say Brazilian Walnut are you referring to
Ipé?  If so there is a reference to it in Chpt 5 of the
Wood Handbook, p. 23.  It list various properties for
the wood.

The problem with South American and African woods
is the many common names and trying to tie those
into the scientific names.  Ipé's scientific name, genus, is


Take care,
Lloyd Pack, P.E.
Advantage Consulting Engineers

On 9 Apr 2013 at 20:20, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> I am trying to help some students try to track down information on
> Brazilian Walnut.  Anyone aware of where technical information such as
> mechanical properties of Brazilian Walnut can be found?  I have
> already pointed them to the FPL Wood Handbook, but a brief search I
> did of it would
> suggest it does not have anything.
> Thanks,
> Scott

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