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Sara Florisson
Sara Florisson

Sara Florisson

Visiting Researcher
Luleå University of Technology
Wood Science and Engineering
Wood Science and Engineering
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)910 585710

More Effective Drying of Sawn Timber

To achieve an energy neutral construction industry, a more efficient use of energy and a wider use of renewable energy sources is needed. This requires the use of construction materials that have a low carbon footprint and a renewable character, such as wood. However, the stage in the production line of sawn timber that requires most energy is the drying process. It is recently reported that Swedish sawmills can dry sawn timber considerably quicker using shorter empirically customized drying schedules without compromising the timber’s quality. The drying schedules are shorter than the drying schedules currently predicted with the available drying models, and lead to less energy consumption, fewer costs, and a more sustainable drying industry. The aim of the postdoctoral research is to develop a finite element model that can give a better description of the physical phenomena encountered during the drying of sawn timber and can contribute to the understanding of the shorter empirically customized drying schedules. 


Article in journal

Macroscopic X-ray computed tomography aided numerical modelling of moisture flow in sawn timber (2022)

Florisson. S, Hansson. L, Couceiro. J, Sandberg. D
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, Vol. 80, nr. 6, s. 1351-1365
Article in journal

A three-dimensional numerical analysis of moisture flow in wood and of the wood's hygro-mechanical and visco-elastic behaviour (2021)

Florisson. S, Vessby. J, Ormarsson. S
Wood Science and Technology, Vol. 55, nr. 5, s. 1269-1304
Article in journal

Embedment properties of thermally modified spruce timber with dowel-type fasteners (2021)

van Blokland. J, Florisson. S, Schweigler. M, Ekevid. T, Bader. T, Adamopoulos. S
Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 313
Conference paper

Numerical analysis of wood subjected to bending and northern European climate (2021)

Florisson. S, Vessby. J, Ormarsson. S
Paper presented at : 1st International Conference on Computations for Science and Engineerin (ICCSE1), online, July 19-20, 2021