Physical and mechanical properties of clear woodAuthor(s): David W. Green; Robert White; Anton TenWolde; William Simpson; Joseph Murphy; Robert Ross
Source: Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. New York : McGraw Hill: ISBN: 0071428674: 9780071428675: pages 6.116-6.121.
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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.
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CitationGreen, 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.
KeywordsSpecific gravity, elasticity, wood drying, drying, mechanical properties, moisture, humidity, temperature, moisture content, strength, swelling, shrinkage, fiber-saturation point, green lumber, equilibrium moisture content, physical properties, hygroscopicity
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