On the use of % weight loss as a measure for expressing results of laboratory decay experiments

IRG/WP 92-2394

T Nilsson, G F Daniel

It is suggested that careful consideration should be given for the presentation of data from laboratory decay experiments, especially when comparisons are being made from experiments involving wood blocks of varying densities. Percent weight loss can be used for comparisons of durability even if wood blocks vary in density. It is suggested that the absolute weight loss for a given volume (g/cm³) is the most appropriate measure for expressing decay rates or decay susceptibility.


Keywords: DECAY RATE; DECAY SUSCEPTIBILITY; DURABILITY; DECAY TESTS; WEIGHT LOSS

Conference: 92-05-10/15 Harrogate, England, UK


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