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Dimensional Stability of Nine Tropical Hardwoods from Cameroon
2009 - IRG/WP 09-10687
This study investigated the swelling behavior, rate of swelling and dimensional stability of nine tropical hardwood species from Cameroon, namely ayous (T. scleroxylon), bilinga (N. diderrichii), bubinga (G. tessmannii), iroko (C. excelsa), Makore (M. heckelii), moabi (B. toxisperma), movingui (D. benthamianus), teak (T. grandis) and zingana (M. brazzavillensis). Continuous swelling was monitored ...
S R Shukla, D P Kamdem

The effect of chemical changes on the wood-moisture relationships in thermally-modified wood
2009 - IRG/WP 09-40473
Small specimens of three wood species were thermally modified following twenty schedules in the 190-245°C temperature range for treatment times between 0.3 and 16 h. Five wood-moisture relations were subsequently determined, namely: anti-swelling efficiency (ASE), movement, hygroscopicity (adsorption and desorption), transversal swelling (radial and tangential directions), and equilibrium moistur...
M M González-Peña, M D C Hale

Analysis of decay progress anisotropy by X-ray computer tomography
2012 - IRG/WP 12-20501
Wood has a serious handicap as structural materials that it is vulnerable to decay by fungi. A weather exposed bridge has a possibility of an abrupt fall down, and wooden houses with heavily decayed structural members are easily destroyed by large earthquakes. To avoid such damages, a new predicting method on the decay progress in timber structures, and also its strength losing behavior along with...
K Maeda, M Ohta