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Physical and mechanical properties of clear wood

Author(s):

David W. Green
Anton TenWolde
William Simpson

Year:

2007

Publication type:

Miscellaneous Publication

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. New York : McGraw Hill: ISBN: 0071428674: 9780071428675: pages 6.116-6.121.

Description

Wood is a hygroscopic material which contains water in varying amounts, depending upon the relative humidity and temperature of the surrounding atmosphere. Equilibrium conditions are established as shown in Table 6.7.1. The standard reference condition for wood is oven-dry weight, which is determined by drying at 100 to 105°C until there is no significant change in weight.

Citation

Green, David W.; White, Robert; TenWolde, Anton; Simpson, William; Murphy, Joseph; Ross, Robert. 2007. Physical and mechanical properties of clear wood. Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. New York : McGraw Hill: ISBN: 0071428674: 9780071428675: pages 6.116-6.121.

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