This study presents the dielectric and conductivity properties as function of temperature and frequency of wood based composites. These properties were measured by an open-ended coaxial probe at frequency range between 100 kHz to 100MHz, temperature from 30OC to 200OC which is fully computer interfaced. It has been observed that dielectric constant (ε') and dielectric loss factor (ε") increase with increasing temperature and decrease with increasing frequency. At low temperature region, the conductivity depends significantly on the frequency. However, with the increase in temperature dielectric relaxation takes place and the dependency of the conductivity on frequency get reduced. The patterns of variation were established for the studied specimens and discrepancies were discussed. The study of dielectric properties will help in improving the drying, heating and gluing processes of wood and wood based products.
International Journal of Engineering and Technologies (Volume 8)
K.C. Varada Rajulu and B.N. Mohanty, "Dielectric and Conductivity Properties of Some Wood Composites", International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, Vol. 8, pp. 51-60, 2016