Specific heat capacity

Change in thermal energy of a unit of mass for a unit change in temperature.

Unit: J/(kg.K)

Symbol: \( c_p \)

Example values

Case Value Source
dry wood at 0 °C 1160.0 J/(kg.K) Glass and Zelinka 2010 : Samuel V Glass and Samuel L Zelinka. Moisture relations and physical properties of wood. In Wood handbook: wood as an engineering material. US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010.
dry wood at 20 °C 1240.0 J/(kg.K) Glass and Zelinka 2010 : Samuel V Glass and Samuel L Zelinka. Moisture relations and physical properties of wood. In Wood handbook: wood as an engineering material. US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010.