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    Author(s): David W. Green; Robert White; Anton TenWolde; William Simpson; Joseph MurphyRobert Ross
    Date: 2007
    Source: Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. New York : McGraw Hill: ISBN: 0071428674: 9780071428675: pages 6.116-6.121.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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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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    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.

    Keywords

    Specific 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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