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Volume 74 (2023), issue 1

Factors Influencing Behaviour of Solid Wood Bending Process

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The effect of temperature and moisture on the behaviour of solid wood is a well-known fact that directly affects wood creep as well. Wood creep includes three types of behaviour, such as viscoelastic creep, mechano-sorptive creep, and pseudo-creep and recovery. All these types can occur simultaneously, and it is sometimes complicated for researchers to isolate or distinct one from another. This paper presents a review of literature on wood rheology and creep properties, as well as factors that influence them, mainly time, temperature, and moisture content. The study of the viscoelasticity and wood creep is very important for gaining knowledge to be applied in solid wood bending.


Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska - Croatia
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ružica Beljo-Lučić, Ph.D. E-mail:
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