Detection of Dielectric Constant of Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica and its Influencing Factors

Cong Xu, Haojie Chai, Tianyu Cao, Mingzhen Cai, Yingchun Cai, Honghai Liu


The accurate measurement of wood dielectric properties and their relationship with many influencing factors are not only necessary for the study of other relevant wood properties, but also improve the wood dielectric moisture content detection method. In this study, the relationships between dielectric properties and frequency, as well as between moisture content and texture direction were analyzed. The results showed that the effect of the moisture content on the dielectric constant is significant. With increasing moisture content, the dielectric constant increased exponentially below the fiber saturation point. The effect of texture direction slightly exceeded that of the radial direction, and the change rate of the tangential direction above the fiber saturation point was higher than that of the radial direction. The relationship between the dielectric constant and frequency was related to the wood moisture content. The dielectric loss was approximately linear with the frequency below the fiber saturation point.


Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica; Dielectric constant; Dielectric loss; Moisture content; Frequency

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