Hot-pressing process modeling for medium density fiberboard (MDF)

Norberto Marcelo Nigro, Mario Alberto Storti


In this paper we present a numerical solution for the mathematical modeling of the hot-pressing process applied to medium density fiber- board. The model is based in the work of Humphrey [1982], Humphrey and Bolton [1989] and Carvalho and Costa [1998], with some modifica- tions and extensions in order to take into account mainly the convec- tive effects on the phase change term and also a conservative numerical treatment of the resulting system of partial differential equations. [International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences 26, pp. 713-729 (2001)]

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