Hygrothermal Simulation of Wood Exposed To the Effect of External Climate

Jakub Dohnal, Petr Hradil, Jan Pencik

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    The article is focused on simulation of moisture transfer in wood of norway spruce (Picea abies L.). Experimental specimen was exposed to the northern climatic conditions in Lund University, Sweden. The moisture content of wood was measured 10 mm from the surface for nearly three years. The ABAQUS program was used for numerical modelling of moisture transfer simulation in 3D. The surface sorption of wood was simulated using user defined subroutine DFLUX developed by VTT Research Centre of Finland Ltd. for the needs of European Project Durable Timber Bridges. Climate data for the analysis was used from insitu measurement nearby realized by weather station. The temperature, relative humidity of the air and precipitation data was record each hour. Numerical analysis took into account influence of rain effect on different parts of specimen surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)032087
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium, WMCAUS 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017


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