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Title: Moisture Content, Specific Gravity, and Air Space in Wood

Source: Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 15, 1932; 7 p.

Author(s): MacLean, J.D.

Publication Year: 1932  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: An exposition of the physics of wood is given in the paper. It describes the cell structure of wood and the physical changes that take place as it is dried to oven-dry condition or impregnated to maximum absorption. Formulas and graphs give the relation that exists between percentage of moisture content, specific gravity, water content, total weight, and percentage of air space. The data are of interest to those engaged in wood research or wood physics or in kiln drying, wood preserving, or fireproofing.

Keywords: moisture content, specific gravity, oven-dry, water content

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 328 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/03/2015
RITS Product ID: 72011

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