Vol.03. Nos.3(2004) p229-235


Statistical model of strength in compression of Raphia vinifera L. (Arecacea)


Talla P.K; Tekougnening ; Tangka J.R; Ebale ; Foudjet A


This paper investigates a statistical model of the resistance of Raphia vinifera L. (Arecacea) under compression parallel to the grain. The probability expression governing the failure of the material is established. The parameters entering the statistical law are determined experimentally. Finally, the quality of the adjustment is tested by a goodness-of-fit test.


compression; compressive strength; failure; mathematical models; mechanical propertie