J. Phys. IV France
Volume 123, March 2005
Page(s) 327 - 330

J. Phys. IV France 123 (2005) 327-330

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005123059

Eucalyptus wood drying

A. Hakam1, A. Dikrallah1, B. Kabouchi1, A. Famiri1, 2, M. Walia-Allah1 and A. El Abid2

1  UFR Sciences du Bois, Département de Physique, Facultè des Sciences, BP. 1014, Rabat, Maroc
2  Division de Recherches et d'Expérimentation Forestières (D.R.E.F), Charia Omar Ibn Al khattab, BP. 763, 10050 Rabat-Agdal, Maroc

The objective of this research is to study the effect of a convectif traditional drying on eucalyptus wood of the reafforestations of Sidi Yahia (West of Morocco). The obtained results show that the measurement of the bow of facing indicates that a drying under load, preceded by a reconditioning and followed by balancing, makes it possible to recover an important part of deformations. Moreover, the determination of the splitting indicator (average and maximum) and their variations show that the maximum temperature that support this wood is about 60$^{\circ}$C.

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