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Stress model of a wood fiber in relation to collapse


Innes, TC, Stress model of a wood fiber in relation to collapse, Wood Science and Technology, 29, (5) pp. 363-376. ISSN 0043-7719 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00202584


A wood fibre cell from a Tasmanian Eucalypt is typically cylindrical in shape with a length to diameter ratio of approximately 50:1. Early in the process of seasoning for solid timber, when the fibre lumens are still saturated, internal tension within a fibre can rise to a value high enough to cause it to physically flatten, or collapse. A stress model of a fibre cell has been developed which predicts the stress and strain distributions within the fibre wall as a function of temperature, moisture content, and fibre wall strength properties and size in the early stages of drying. This model will be used together with measurement of the behaviour of collapse prone timbers to determine conditions which will avoid collapse during seasoning. © 1995 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering 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:8412
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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