Bending Strength Analysis of Durian and Coconut Timber Laminated Beam
Sri Handayani1, Muhammad Farid Najih2, Suriyanto3

1Sri Handayani*, Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
2Muhammad Farid Najih, Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
3Suriyanto, Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 27, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 1319-1322 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8361019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8361.029420
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Abstract: Durian timber grows well in the Gunungpati area, although its use is still limited to the needs of light construction. Lamination (glulam) is a combination of one or more kinds of materials and the materials are made into relatively thin layers glued together to form a larger dimension. Timber engineering experiment was conducted by creating a laminated beam made of Durian and coconut timber, with a composition of coconut – Durian – coconut. The purpose of this study was to determine the bending strength of a composition of coconut – durian – coconut laminated beam in strengthening the weak side of the durian timber. Coconut timber was used to reinforce durian timber because the weight of coconut timber is relatively larger compared to Durian timber. Durian laminated beam with coconut timber reinforcement on the top and bottom can be used as an alternative material to improve the bending strength durian timber. Lamination technology was able to increase the bending strength of Durian timber with laminated beams by 12.6% from the average bending strength of 36.68 MPa durian timber, laminated beams into bending strength of 41.30 MPa. 
Keywords: Timber Durian, Coconut Timber, Lamination, Ben ding strength
Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis