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Title: Short, Clear Specimens for Estimating Drying Time of Sugar Maple Lumber

Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 26, Number 2, 1994, pp. 171-177.

Author(s): Simpson, Williama T.; Tschernitz, John L.; Sarfo, James S.

Publication Year: 1994  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The drying times of full-length (8-ft (2.44-m)) sugar maple sapwood boards were compared to those of matched, short [11.5-in. (292-mm)] boards at eight temperature, relative humidity, and air velocity combinations. The results showed little practical difference in the drying times of the boards. We conclude that studies on drying time can be made more efficient by reducing the amount of material and the size of the drying equipment.

Keywords: Drying, kiln-drying, maple, modelling

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 443 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/16/2015
RITS Product ID: 72437

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