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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume68
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Viitanen, H., Toratti, T., Makkonen, L., Peuhkuri, R., Ojanen, T., Ruokolainen, L., & Räisänen, J. (2010). Towards modelling of decay risk of wooden materials. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 68(3), 303-313. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-010-0450-x