One-dimensional numerical solution of the diffusion equation to describe wood drying: comparison with two- and three-dimensional solutions

This article describes drying of wood cut into parallelepiped shaped pieces. A one-dimensional numerical solution of the diffusion equation with boundary condition of the third kind was proposed to describe the process. The lumber was cut into the following dimensions: thickness T = 36 mm, height H = 100 mm and length L = 745 mm. The convective drying… CONTINUE READING