Do You Always Adjust Test Results To 12 % MC? NO! David W. Patterson Professor Emeritus Jonathan Hartley Program Technician Arkansas Forest Resources Center University of Arkansas - Monticello
Introduction• I have reviewed many manuscripts submitted for publication• Many Authors feel obligated to mathematically adjust everything to 12% MC before analyzing the data• This can be Good!• This can be Bad!
Tests Methods• Species – pine, red oak, sweetgum• Size – 4 cm by 4 cm by 25 cm• Replications: 10• All Dried at 50°C• Treatments: Control, 100, 150, 200°C• Duration: 6 hours• Conditioning Time: 2 months• Conditioning Environment – Condition Chamber – Outside Air – Enclosed Over Water