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Vessels as surface stress raisers during drying of Eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell


Innes, TC, Vessels as surface stress raisers during drying of Eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell, Wood Science and Technology, 31, (3) pp. 171-179. ISSN 0043-7719 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s002260050025


When surface checks form in karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor F.Muell), they almost invariably do so in the bottoms of vessels exposed on the surfaces of the boards. It is postulated that the vessels act as stress raisers, and thus surface checks form at lower values of average surface stress and strain than they would otherwise. Surface checks were seen to form at acoustic emission levels approximately one-third of those corresponding to surface check formation in other eucalypti- Analytical and finite element stress analysis techniques suggested a stress concentration factor at the bottoms of the vessels of approximately three. A trial drying of karri showed a close correlation between predicted surface instantaneous strain using the stress concentration factor found from the stress analysis in a model of drying timber, and measured acoustic emissions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Wood, wood products and paper not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Innes, TC (Dr Trevor Innes)
ID Code:11567
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12

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