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Title: Drying and control of moisture content and dimensional changes

Author: Bergman, Richard PhD;

Date: 2010

Source: Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 13. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 13.1-13.20.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: The discussion in this chapter is concerned with moisture content determination, recommended moisture content values, drying methods, methods of calculating dimensional changes, design factors affecting such changes in structures, and moisture content control during transit, storage, and construction. Data on green moisture content, fiber saturation point, shrinkage, and equilibrium moisture content are given with information on other physical properties in Chapter 4.

Keywords: Wood moisture, moisture, lumber, wood drying, drying, humidity, veneers, veneering, plywood, building materials, dwellings, dampness in buildings, wood defects, moisture content, kiln drying, air drying, dimensional stability, green lumber, shrinkage, fiber saturation point, equilibrium moisture content

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Bergman, Richard 2010. Drying and control of moisture content and dimensional changes. Wood handbook : wood as an engineering material: chapter 13. Centennial ed. General technical report FPL ; GTR-190. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010: p. 13.1-13.20.

 


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