The movement of fluids through wood is complicated by the fact that the coarse capillary system is interconnected via smaller openings. The favoured path for the movement of fluids through wood varies according to the fluid, the nature of the driving force (e.g. pressure, moisture gradient) as well as being sensitive to variations in wood structure. Possible flow paths are shown in Fig. 5.1.
KeywordsResin Canal Fibre Saturation Point Average Moisture Content Tracheid Length Capillary Tension
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