Structure Based, Two-dimensional, Anisotropic, Transient Heat Conduction model for Wood.
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A two-dimensional transient heat conduction model was developed utilizing thermal conductivity values derived from geometric models. The anisotropic material property affect on heat transport in radial and tangential directions was discussed using an assumed situation. The simulation run showed slightly faster heat flow in the radial direction than in the tangential direction due to higher thermal conductivity in the radial direction. Validation tests on practical wood blocks showed the 2D model with the use of theoretical thermal conductivity values can predict good temperature distribution in wood during the heating process. However, in the practical wood samples with curved rings on the cross section, no significant difference was found in the two transverse directions.
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