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Title: The effects of kiln-drying on commercial white ash

Source: Automotive Industries The Automobile, October 16, 1919; pp. 774-779.

Author(s): Rosenthal, H.J.

Publication Year: 1919  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: BECAUSE of the lack of information on proper methods of kiln-drying material for airplane manufacture and in anticipation of the early exhaustion of stocks of air-dried material, the Forest Products Laboratory of the United States Forest Service, at Madison, Wis., secured a quantity of partially air-dried white ash and Sitka spruce and conducted a few preliminary experimental kiln runs using a range of temperatures and humidities. With the results of strength tests made on this material and the previous experience of the laboratory in many lines as a basis, general specifications (Signal Corps Specification 20,500-M-now, with some slight modification, Specification 20,500-A of the Air Service) for kiln-drying lumber were drawn up for use until more experimental kiln runs could be made for the Air Service of the Army and the Aircraft Division of the Bureau of Construction and Repair of the Navy to check the specifications and establish limiting conditions which were safe for each species.

Keywords: kiln-drying; commercial; White ash; wood

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 337 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/19/2013
RITS Product ID: 66939

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