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In-log determination of seasonability


Innes, TC, In-log determination of seasonability, Wood Science and Technology, 34, (5) pp. 431-446. ISSN 0043-7719 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s002260000060


A new method for determining the seasonability of timber in the log has been developed. This will allow batch processing of wood with similar seasonability characteristics to minimize drying time and drying induced degrade. The method involves cutting a 12 mm diameter core longitudinally from the end of the log, drying it under fixed conditions for 24 h, and then oven drying it. The only measurements made are three weighings of the core, and a visual inspection of the core surface. Comparison with a non-linear stress and drying model of the 24 h core drying process yields sufficient information to calculate a seasonability grade for the log.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Materials engineering
Research Field:Timber, pulp and paper
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Wood sawing and veneer
UTAS Author:Innes, TC (Dr Trevor Innes)
ID Code:20798
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-18

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