Wood Science and Technology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 447–449 | Cite as

EMC response along the tensile face of small wood beams

  • R. Shmulsky


Small wood beams were loaded in a controlled environment to evaluate the effect of axial stress and strain on the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of the tensile face. It was determined that the bending stress and the associated strain caused by the loading scheme increased the EMC of the wood along the extreme tensile face at the point of maximum bending moment.


Axial Strain Equilibrium Moisture Content Moisture Sorption Deep Beam Flexural Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Wood and Paper Science, College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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