Accession Number : AD0716403

Title :   Moisture Absorption in Certain Tropical American Woods (Revised).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN SCHOOL OF FORESTRY

Personal Author(s) : Samborski,M. R. ; Tsoumis,G. T. ; Wangaard,Frederick F.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The report supplements and summarizes an earlier one of the same title and covers a study undertaken as part of a continuing investigation of the properties of tropical woods. The purpose of this particular phase of the research program was to determine the amount of absorbed moisture and its distribution pattern when wood is submerged in salt water. Data on 25 tropical American species were presented in the original report and are now supplemented by similar data on 18 additional species. Burma Teak, White Oak, and Douglas Fir were included for comparison, and summary ratings for all 46 species, based on side-grain and over-all moisture absorption, are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, MOISTURE), SALTS, WATER, DISTRIBUTION, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, ABSORPTION

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE