Time Dependent Properties

  • Ronald G. Pearson
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


As described in earlier papers, wood is an oriented composite of remarkable complexity. Connections between the structural components range from the numerous strong hydrogen bonds in the crystalline regions of the microfibrils through a limited number of covalent bonds between the many-branched lignin and adjacent carbohydrate polymers (probably hemicellulose) to the relatively sparse hydrogen bonds in the amorphous regions.


Solid Wood Moisture Change Oriented Strand Board Time Dependent Property Constant Load Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald G. Pearson
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  1. 1.Department of Wood and Paper ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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