New paper explaining the crack patterns on the surface of heated wood

Our new paper on heated wood seems to confirm our model for a phenomenon that remained unexplained for a few decades. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/fam.2722?af=R Abstract: When a flat sample of medium density fibreboard (MDF) is exposed to radiant heat in an inert atmosphere, primary crack patterns suddenly start to appear over the entire surface before pyrolysis and… Read More New paper explaining the crack patterns on the surface of heated wood

My new article on materials science

Here is my newest paper! “Thermomechanical generation of fissure patterns on the surface of heated circular wood samples” https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03546 We discuss the observation of primary crack patterns on the surface of heated medium density fiberboard (MDF) round samples in inert atmosphere. A constant heat flux irradiates the wood surface, and the primary cracks seem to… Read More My new article on materials science