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Volume 59, Issue 1 (Jan 2005)


Inverse analysis of the transient bound water diffusion in wood

Wiesław Olek
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Thermal Techniques, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
/ Patrick Perré
  • LERMAB, Laboratory of Forest Science, UMR 1093 INRA/ENGREF/UHP, ENGREF, Nancy Cedex, France
/ Jerzy Weres
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
Published Online: 2005-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2005.007


The methods so far applied to determine the bound water diffusion coefficient in wood do not provide credible results on this coefficient as well as on the boundary condition. An alternative approach based on the concept of solving the inverse transfer problems was recently applied. Two European species were investigated in the present study. A series of sorption experiments was performed and followed by the numerical identification of the coefficients. Several case studies were carried out for the constant and bound water content dependent diffusion coefficients. The obtained results were validated by comparison to a set of experimental data.

Keywords: computer-aided identification; European beech; mass transfer properties; Scots pine


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Corresponding author. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Thermal Techniques, Agricultural University of Poznań, ul. Wojska Polskiego 38/42, 60-627 Poznań, Poland

Received: February 23, 2004

Published Online: 2005-06-01

Published in Print: 2005-01-01

Citation Information: Holzforschung, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2005.007. Export Citation

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