Accession Number : ADA134273

Title :   Dielectric Properties of Lumber Loads in a Dry Kiln.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,


Personal Author(s) : James,William L

PDF Url : ADA134273

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The dielectric properties of wood were studied in a laboratory configuration that simulated typical lumber loads in a dry kiln. The transient effect of kiln conditions on the lumber stickers was found to influence dielectric properties more than had been recognized previously. Other details of the dielectric properties apparently depended on interaction of transverse moisture gradients with other variables in the kiln and in the electrical instruments.

Descriptors :   *Lumber, *Drying, *Dielectric properties, Laboratory procedures, Measuring instruments, Moisture content, Wood, Ovens, Capacitance, Monitoring

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE