porous timber

Solving Stefan's linear problem for drying cylindrical timber under quasi-averaged formulation

The plain problem of drying of a cylindrical timber beam in average statement is considered.  The thermal diffusivity coefficients are expressed in terms of the porosity of the timber, the density of the components of vapour, air, and timber skeleton.  The problem of mutual phase distribution during drying of timber has been solved using the energy balance equation.  The indicators of the drying process of the material depend on the correct choice and observance of the parameters of the drying medium.