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Relationship between longitudinal stress wave transit time and moisture content of lumber during kiln-dryingAuthor(s): William T. Simpson; Xiping Wang
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 10 (Oct. 2001).:p. 51-54.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe relationship between longitudinal stress wave transit time and wood moisture content (MC) was examined as a potential means of estimating MC control points in dry kiln schedules for lumber. A linear relationship was found between the relative transit time and the average MC of sugar maple and ponderosa pine boards dried according to typical kiln schedules.
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CitationSimpson, William T.; Wang, Xiping. 2001. Relationship between longitudinal stress wave transit time and moisture content of lumber during kiln-drying. Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 10 (Oct. 2001).:p. 51-54.
KeywordsAcer saccharum, Pinus ponderosa, Lumber, Kiln drying, Wood moisture, Moisture content, Longitudinal stress waves., Wave analysis
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