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Title: Relationship between longitudinal stress wave transit time and moisture content of lumber during kiln-drying

Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 10 (Oct. 2001).:p. 51-54.

Author(s)Simpson, William T.; Wang, Xiping.

Publication Year: 2001  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The relationship between longitudinal stress wave transit time and wood moisture content (MC) was examined as a potential means of estimating MC control points in dry kiln schedules for lumber. A linear relationship was found between the relative transit time and the average MC of sugar maple and ponderosa pine boards dried according to typical kiln schedules.

Keywords: Acer saccharum, Pinus ponderosa, Lumber, Kiln drying, Wood moisture, Moisture content, Longitudinal stress waves. , Wave analysis

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RITS Product ID: 21872
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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