@article {Fosberg:1970-03-01T00:00:00:0015-749X:57,
author = "Fosberg, Michael A.",
title = "Drying Rates of Heartwood Below Fiber Saturation",
journal = "Forest Science",
volume = "16",
number = "1",
year = "1970-03-01T00:00:00",
abstract = "Numerical solutions of the time-dependent diffusion equation were used to evaluate the influence of species and size on drying rates of heartwood of six tree species--four of them common forest fuels and two representing extremes of microstructures in heartwood. Cylindrical symmetry with constant boundary conditions was assumed, so that the diffusion reduced to a one-dimensional case. Results indicate that the drying rate is not purely an exponential decay. The ratio of response time of the fuels to the radius squared is nearly constant for a given species at any given power of 1/e. Moisture profiles within the fuel show orderly collapse of gradient for all cases when scaled by the radius and response time. Forest Sci. 16:57-63.",
pages = "57-63",
url = "http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/fs/1970/00000016/00000001/art00011",
keyword = "lumber seasoning, forest fire hazard, Forest fuels"
}