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Bamboo Plywood vs. MDF

Both bamboo plywood and MDF are wood-based materials.

For each property being compared, the top bar is bamboo plywood and the bottom bar is MDF.

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Mechanical Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength, MPa 80
10
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 18
4.0
Elongation at Break, % 3.0
0.5
Poisson's Ratio 0.39
0.25
Shear Modulus, GPa 1.3
2.5
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 40
18

Thermal Properties

Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1680
1700
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 0.17
0.3
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 4.0
12

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 0.5
0.5

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 0.7
0.75

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
3.0
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 120
71
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 16
6.7
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 37
20
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s 0.14
0.24
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 40
27