International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 26 (2001), Issue 12, Pages 713-729

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

Norberto Nigro and Mario Storti

CIMEC-INTEC, Guemes 3450, Santa Fe 3000, Argentina

Received 13 December 2000; Revised 14 June 2001

Copyright © 2001 Norberto Nigro and Mario Storti. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a numerical solution for the mathematical modeling of the hot-pressing process applied to medium density fiberboard. The model is based on the work of Humphrey (1982), Humphrey and Bolton (1989), and Carvalho and Costa (1998) with some modifications and extensions in order to take into account mainly the convective effects on the phase change term and also a conservative numerical treatment of the resulting system of partial differential equations.