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International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

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Heat and mass transfer in wood composite panels during hot pressing: Part 4. Experimental investigation and model validation

Chunping Dai1 / Changming Yu2 / Changyan Xu3 / Guangbo He4





Corresponding author. Composites Group, Forintek Canada Corp., 2665 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1W5 Phone: +1-604-224-3221, Fax: +1-604-222-5690

Citation Information: Holzforschung. Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages 83–88, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: 10.1515/HF.2007.013, January 2007

Publication History

February 22, 2006
September 7, 2006
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The effects of panel density and strand size on the temperature and gas pressure inside strand mats during hot pressing has been experimentally investigated. The results show good agreement with model predictions. Strand dimensions have a strong effect on the core temperature and gas pressure when the mat/panel density is relatively high. At lower density, the temperature and gas pressure are controlled only by the panel density. Comparison between the model predictions and experimental results also reveals the need for further characterisation of the basic mat properties, especially conductivity and permeability.

Keywords: density; hot pressing; modelling; OSB; strand size; wood composites

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