Mathematical Modeling in Wood Processing

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 267

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Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Salisbury Research Facility, 50 Evans Road (cnr Nettleton Cres), Salisbury, QLD 4107, Australia
Interests: mathematical model; optimisation; simulation; prediction; efficiency; improvement
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wood is gaining recognition as a sustainable building material because it is a natural and renewable resource and has low carbon impact and low embodied energy. There have been significant advancements made in recent years regarding the application of mathematical models in wood processing, such as for the allocation of resources, wood drying, process optimization, and the design of engineered wood products. Mathematical models are helping to optimize wood processes, reducing the need for costly experiments. This Special Issue explores mathematical modeling in wood processing, and addresses the following topics:

  • Drying processes;
  • Heat and mass transfer;
  • Treatment;
  • Assessing forest value;
  • Enhancing sawing process;
  • Reducing energy use;
  • Improving product design and testing;
  • Maintaining quality and reducing waste;
  • Streamlining wood grading.

Dr. Chandan Kumar
Guest Editor

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  • mathematical model
  • optimisation
  • simulation
  • prediction
  • efficiency
  • improvement

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Tentative title - "Investigation and modeling of the electrical charging effect in birch wood above the fiber saturation point (FSP) Part 2. Applications and repeatability"

Authors -  Valdek Tamme,1* Alar Jänes,2 Peep Miidla,2 Hannes Tamme,1 Peeter Muiste,Ahto Kangur
Affiliation – wood drying at moisture content above FSP

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