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High Temperature Drying Strategies For Value-Added Wood ProductsCompleted

Project leaders: Fortin, Yves
 

Objective:

Develop high-temperature drying strategies for value-added wood products through computer simulations and laboratory experiments. This research will:

  • Use a 3-D mathematical wood drying model under development to validate high-temperature drying;
  • Develop a kiln airflow model for stack drying applications;
  • Run various simulations to compare simulations to experimental results for stack drying in laboratory high-temperature kilns in presence of air (superheated humid air) and in the absence of air (superheated steam under pressure) for white spruce, balsam fir and trembling aspen;
  • Evaluate the drying quality will be the amount of checking and warp, residual drying stresses, mechanical properties, machining properties, dimensional stability, and change in colour.

 

For a summary of the research follow the link:

Start date: 2003-04-09 End date: 2007-03-09
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Fortin, Yves
Laval University
Email: yves.fortin@sbf.ulaval.ca
Telephone: (418) 656-2181
Fax: (418) 656-5262
 
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