Towards modelling of decay risk of wooden materials

Hannu Viitanen, Tomi Toratti, Lasse Makkonen (Corresponding Author), Ruut Peuhkuri, T. Ojanen, L. Ruokolainen, J. Räisänen

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    An empirical model for wood decay development which can be incorporated into a hygrothermal model of building physics is presented. The model is applied to the ERA-40 reanalysis data, based on six-hour weather observations in Europe, to estimate wood decay in different parts of Europe. These studies provide new tools for evaluating the durability and service life of wooden products and a preliminary European wood decay risk level map. The effects of the projected climate change on wood decay may also be considered by this methodology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)303-313
    Number of pages11
    JournalEuropean Journal of Wood and Wood Products
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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