Wood and Wood Products


J. Paulo Davim, PhD (Editor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

Series: Materials and Manufacturing Technology

Wood as an engineering material can be technically defined “as a hygroscopic, orthotropic, biological, and permeable material having extreme chemical diversity and physical complexity with structures, that vary extensively in their shape, size, properties and function”. Therefore, using wood to its best advantage and most efficiency in engineering and technology applications, specific characteristics or chemical, physical and mechanical properties must be considered. This book aims to provide the research and review studies on wood and wood products with special emphasis in machining aspects. The present research book can be used for final undergraduate engineering course (for example, wood, materials, mechanical, manufacturing, etc) or as a subject on wood and wood products at the postgraduate level. Also, this book can serve as a useful reference for academics, wood researchers, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineers, professionals in areas related to the wood and wood products. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(J. Paulo Davim)

Research and review studies

Chapter 1: A quantitative method to measure the surface roughness of sanded wood products
(Lidia Gurau, Hugh.Mansfied Williams, Mark Irle) (p. 1-23)

Chapter 2: Moisture regain in kiln-dried wood
(Minghui Zhang, Rado Gazo) (pp. 25-56)

Chapter 3: Cutting energy on wood and wood products machining
(Alfredo Aguilera, Pierre-Jean Méausoone) (pp. 57-86)

Chapter 4: Investigation of optimum parameters for multiple characteristics in drilling wood composites (MDF) using Grey-Taguchi method
(K. Palanikumar, S. Prakash, J. Paulo Davim) (pp. 87-108)

Chapter 5: Electrical resistance vs moisture content in four different types of corks products
José R. González-Adrados, Florentino González-Hernández, Juan I. (Fernández-Golfin, José L. García de Ceca, María Conde García, Francisco García Fernández) )pp. 109-124)


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