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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Robert J. Ross
Robert J. Ross

Robert J. Ross

Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Unit: FPL-4714
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9221
rjross@fs.fed.us

Research Interest

  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural condition assessment


Education

  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Ph.D. Engineering Science ,
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, M.S. Engineering Mechanics ,
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, B.S. Wood and Fiber Utilization ,

Professional Organizations

  • Forest Products Society, Member

Below are the 214 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: Advanced signal analysis technologies to improve automated lumber grading technologies
Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-041. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
Author(s) Seale, Dan R.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Design values for domestic wood species used in stairway construction
Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-040. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
Author(s) Seale, Dan R.; Cooper, David; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Improving Log Defect Detection Accuracy by Combining Complementary Scanning Methods
Source: U.S. Patent
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert; Brashaw, Brian; Thomas, Ed
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Statistical investigation of modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture distributions in mill run southern pine lumber
Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-042. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Shmulsky, Rubin
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: A critical analysis of methods for rapid and nondestructive determination of wood density in standing trees
Source: Annals of Forest Science. 74(2): 1-13.
Author(s) Gao, Shan; Wang, Xiping; Wiemann, Michael C.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Lihai
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Accelerated aging of preservative-treated structural plywood
Source: Research Paper, FPL–RP–691. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 17 p.
Author(s) Senalik, C. Adam; Ross, Robert J.; Zelinka, Samuel L.; Lebow, Stan T.; Cai, Zhiyong
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Codes and standards activities at the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Source: fplrip-4719-033-CodesStandards-Ross.
Author(s) Ross, Robert
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of multiple knots in close proximity on southern pine lumber properties
Source: fplrip-4719-034-MSU-Ross-Shmulsky
Author(s) Schmulsky, Rubin; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Energy harvesting from wood floor vibration using a piezoelectric generator
Source: Research Note, FPL–RN–0347. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 9 p.
Author(s) Kan, Jiangming; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Li, Wenbin
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Measuring wood quality in standing trees--a review
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-248. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 13 p.
Author(s) Rudnicki, Mark; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Allison, R. Bruce; Perzynski, Kevin
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: New technologies for ensuring best use of salvaged beetle-killed trees
Source: fplrip-4719-031-MTU-Ross-Wang-Dickinson
Author(s) Dickinson, Yvette; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive assessment of wood members from a historic viewing tower
Source: Res. Note. FPL—RN—0349. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-10.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Senalik, C. Adam; Allison, R. Bruce; Zhou, Lujing
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Proceedings, 20th international nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood symposium
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-249. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2-539.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Senalik, C. Adam; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: (Eds.) Proceedings: Mass Timber Research Workshop 2015
Source
Author(s) Williamson, Tom; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of cedar oil and silica gel treatment on dimensional stability and mechanical properties of Southern Yellow Pine boards
Source: FPL-RN-0339. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Senalik, Christopher Adam; Ross, Robert; Bennett, Neal; Conner, Debbie
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Acoustic Evaluation of Thinning and Biosolid Fertilization Effects on Wood Quality of a Douglas-fir stand
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-239, 2015; pp. 365-377.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Verrill, Steve; Lowell, Eini; Barbour, Jamie
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition Assessment of a Historic Trout Rearing Station in Upper Michigan
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, RN-0334, 2015; 7 p.
Author(s) Franca, Frederico J. N.; Franca, Tamara S.F. Amorin; Yeary, Lon A.; Hohnholt, Christopher; Forsman, John W.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Laser Scanning Technology as Part of a Comprehensive Condition Assessment for Covered Bridges
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0335, 2015; 14 p.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Anderson, Samuel; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood: Second Edition
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-238, 2015; 176 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Predicting Plywood Properties with Wood-based Composite Models
Source: In: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-239, 2015 Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. 7 p.
Author(s) Senalik, Christopher Adam; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-239, 2015; 688 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Gonçalves, Raquel; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: SIP Shear Walls: Cyclic Performance of High-Aspect-Ratio Segments and Perforated Walls
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-682, 2015; 21 p.
Author(s) Kochkin, Vladimir; Rammer, Douglas R.; Kauffman, Kevin; Wiliamson, Thomas; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasound Transmission Times in Biologically Deteriorated Wood
Source: In: Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. 14 p.
Author(s) Senalik, Christopher Adam; Ross, Robert J.; DeGroot, Rodney
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Analysis of wave velocity patterns in black cherry trees and its effect on internal decay detection
Source: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 104: 32-39.
Author(s) Li, Guanghui; Wang, Xiping; Feng, Hailin; Wiedenbeck, Jan; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Bolted Wood Connections
Source: U.S. Patent 5,501,054. Mar 26, 1996. 9 p. Int. Classif. E04C 3/42.
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Creep Behavior of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS): Results from a Pilot Study
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0332, 2014; 16 p.
Author(s) McDonald, Dwight, E..; Begel, Marshall; Senalik, C. Adam; Ross, Robert; Skaggs, Thomas D.; Yeh, Borjen; Williamson, Thomas
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of Wood Species and Preservatives for Use in Wisconsin Highway Sign Posts
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-231, 2014; 51 p.
Author(s) Lebow, Stan T.; Ross, Robert J.; Zelinka, Samuel L.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Testing Technique to Quantify Deterioration from Marine Borer Attack in Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock Logs: Observations from a Pilot Test
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0333, 2014; 8 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.; Brackley, Allen M.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural Performance of the Second Oldest Glued-Laminated Structure in the United States
Source: In: Proceedings of the Structures Congress 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014. Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, 2014; pp. 1233-1243.
Author(s) Rammer, Douglas R.; Moura, Jorge de Melo; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasonic-Based Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Wood: A Primer and Historical Review
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-235, 2014; 36 p.
Author(s) Senalik, Adam C.; Schueneman, Greg; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Condition Assessment Manual: Second Edition
Source: USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report FPL-GTR-234, 2014
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; White, Robert H.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Acoustic Assessment Technologies for Optimal Wood Products and Biomass Utilization
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226, 2013; pp. 150-160.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Wang, Xiping; Fellman, Dean; Ross, Robert J.; Xu, Huadong
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Acoustic sorting models for improved log segregation
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 45, Number 4, 2013; pp 343–352
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Verrill, Steve; Lowell, Eini; Ross, Robert J.; Herian, Vicki L.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Analysis of Wave Velocity Patterns in Black Cherry Trees and its Effect on Internal Decay Detection
Source: In: Gen. Tech. Rept. FPL-GTR-226. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. p. 224-232.
Author(s) Li, Guanghui; Wang, Xiping; Wiedenbeck, Jan; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field application of processor head acoustic technology in forest harvest operations
Source: In: Gen. Tech. Rept. FPL-GTR-226. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2013; pp. 7-14.
Author(s) Carter, Peter; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Measurement of Dynamic Modulus for Cellulose Nanofibril Films
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226. pp. 278-286.11
Author(s) Qing, Yan; Ross, Robert J.; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Patented nondestructive evaluation technology developed by the Forest Service for use in the wood products industry
Source: In: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226, 2013; pp. 693-705.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Stockhausen, Janet I.; Scharmer, Linda K.; Wszalek, Joseph; Chen, Ieng-Yi
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Prediction of transverse shrinkages of young-growth Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) with ultrasonic measurements
Source: Wood Material Science & Engineering, Volume 8, Number 4, 2013; pp. 234-241.
Author(s) Dundar, Turker; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Proceedings 18th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Madison, Wisconsin, USA 2013
Source: USDA Forest Service, Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226, 2013: p.808.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: USDA Forest Products Laboratory's Debris Launcher
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0329, 2013: 17 p.
Author(s) Bridwell, James J.; Ross, Robert J.; Cai, Zhiyong; Kretschmann, David E.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Condition Assessment of a 2,500-Year-Old Mummy Coffin
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note, FPL-RN-0327, 2012
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Dundar, Turker
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood—50 Years of Research: International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-213, 2012.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Rapid Assessment of Wood Density of Standing Trees with Nondestructive Methods - A Review
Source: In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Biobase Material Science and Engineering, October 21-23, 2012, Changsha, China. 2012; pp. 262-267.
Author(s) Gao, Shan; Wang, Xiping; Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Use of Laser Scanning Technology to Obtain As-Built Records of Historic Covered Bridges
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Report Paper, FPL-RP-669, 2012; 21 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Anderson, Samuel J.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood and Wood-Based Materials as Sensors—A Review of the Piezoelectric Effect in Wood
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-212, 2012: 12 p.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Kan, Jiangming; Wang, Xiping; Blankenburg, Julie; Stockhausen, Janet I.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species
Source: University of Minnesota, 2012: 96 p.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Wiemann, Michael C.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: An Integrated NDT Approach for Determining Residual Strength of Ancient Wood Structural Members
Source: In: 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, September 14-16, 2011, University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary; pp. 547-553, 2011.
Author(s) Zhang, Houjiang; Wang, Xiping; Zhu, Lei; Sun, Yanliang; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Historic Log Cabin structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation - A Case Study
Source: In: Proceedings, 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, Sopron, Hungary. Volume 2, pp. 505-512. 2011.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian; Vatalaro, Robert; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Schmieding, Steven; Okstad, Walt
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Impact of nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood products
Source: In: Proceedings 17th International Nondestructive testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, September 14-16, 2011, Volume 1, University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary, pp. 3-7; 2011.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: .Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material (All Chapters)
Source: Forest Products Laboratory. Wood handbook - Wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 508 p. 2010
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Cai, Zhiyong; Carll, Charlie G.; Clausen, Carol A.; Dietenberger, Mark A.; Falk, Robert H.; Frihart, Charles R.; Glass, Samuel V.; Hunt, Christopher G.; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Kretschmann, David E.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Ross, Robert J.; Star
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Building Global connections in Forest Products research and Development
Source: Forest Products Journal, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 106-108; 2010
Author(s) Bergmann, Stefan A.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 12: Mechanical Properties of Wood-Based Composite Materials
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 12-1 - 12-12. Chapter 12.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Ross, Robert J.;
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Acoustic Sorting Models for Log Segregation
Source: In: Proceedings of the 16th international symposium on nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood. 2009 October 12-14. Beijing, China. Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. Dr. Houjian Zhang and Dr. Xiping Wang, eds. p. 45-51.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Verrill, Steve; Lowell, Eini; Ross, Robert; Herian, Vicki
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: ASSESSING WOOD QUALITY OF BORER-INFESTED RED OAK LOGS WITH A RESONANCE ACOUSTIC TECHNIQUE
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 41(2), 2009, pp. 180-193
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Stelzer, Henry E.; Wiedenbeck, Jan; Lebow, Patricia K.; ross, robert J.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructuve Testing and Evaluation of Wood: A Worldwide Research Update
Source: FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL, VOL. 59, No.37, pp. 7-14
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Bucur, Voichita; Divos, Ferenc; Goncalves, Raquel; Lu, Jianxiong; Meder, Roger; Pellerin, Roy F.; Potter, Simon; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Yin, Yafang
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress Wave Propagation on Standing Trees-Part 1. Time-of-Flight Measurement and 2D Stress Wave Contour Maps
Source: In: Proceedings of the 16th nondestructive evaluation of wood symposium. 2009 October 12-14. Beijing, china: Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. Dr. Houjian Zhang and Dr. Xiping Wang, Des. p. 53--58. 2009
Author(s) Zhang, Houijiang; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Use of Laser Scanning Technology to Obtain As-Built Records of Historic Covered Bridges
Source: FPL RIP-4714-017
Author(s) Ross, Robert
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Acoustic Evaluation of Alaskan Young-Growth Wood
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007; Duluth, Minnesota, pp. 97-105; 2008
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition Assessment of Historic Wood Vessels
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007; Duluth, Minnesota, pp. 223-226; 2008
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Xiping, Wang; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition Assessment of Main Structural Members of Steam Schooner WAPAMA
Source: FPL-GTR-177, June 2008
Author(s) Wang, Wacker, Ross, Brashaw
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating shrinkage of wood propellers in a high-temperature environment
Source: Research Note FPL-RN-0309. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 7 pages.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Influence of Thinning on Acoustic Velocity of Douglas-fir Trees in Western Washington and Western Oregon
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007; Duluth, Minnesota, pp. 113-123; 2008
Author(s) Briggs, David G.; Thienel, Gonzalo; Turnblom, Eric C.; Lowell, Eini; Dykstra, Dennis; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Carter, Peter
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Innovative Technology Transfer of Nondestructive Evaluation Research
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007 Duluth Minnesota, pp. 25-28; 2008
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Opportunities for using wood and biofibers for energy, chemical feedstocks, and structural applications
Source: Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites. Woodhead Publishing Limited ISBN 978-1-84569-267-4. pp. 330-355
Author(s) Winandy, Williams, Rudie, Ross
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transverse Vibration Techniques - Logs to Structural Systems
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructuve Testing of Wood, September 10-12 2007, Duluth, Minnesota USA; pp. 13-15;2008
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Visual and Nondestructive Evaluation of Red Pines Supporting a Ropes Course in the USFS Nesbit Lake Camp, Sidnaw, Michigan
Source: In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, September 10-12, 2007; Duluth, Minnesota, pp. 43-48; 2008
Author(s) Allison, R. Bruce; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Acoustic assessment of stress level and potential wood quality of logs affected by oak decline
Source: 15th Central Hardwood Forest Conference : proceedings of a conference held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, February 27-March 1, 2006. Asheville, NC : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 2007. General techn
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Stelzer, Henry E.; Wiedenbeck, Jan; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Acoustic assessment of wood quality of raw forest materials : a path to increased profitability
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 57, no. 5 (May 2007): Pages 6-14.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Carter, Peter; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Acoustic evaluation of wood quality in standing trees. Part I, Acoustic wave behavior
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 39, no. 1 (2007): pages 28-38.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Carter, Peter
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Acoustic tomography for decay detection in red oak trees
Source: Research Paper FPL-RP-642. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 7 pages.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Allison, R. Bruce; Wang, Lihai; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Assessment of in-place wood floor systems
Source: Journal of architectural engineering. Vol. 13, no. 1 (Mar. 2007): Pages 30-35.
Author(s) Hunt, Michael O.; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Soltis, Lawrence Andrew; Leavitt, R. R.; Cai, Zhiyong
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field assessment of wood stake decomposition in forest soil
Source: Holzforschung, Vol. 61, pp. xxx-xxx, 2007 Copyright by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York. DOI 10.1515/HF.2007.072
Author(s) Wang, Page-Dumroese, Jurgensen, Ross
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Field assessment of wood stake decomposition in forest soil
Source: Field assessment of wood stake decomposition in forest soil. Holzforschung. 61: 605-610.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Forest Products Laboratory : supporting the nation's armed forces with valuable wood research for 90 years
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 57, nos. 1/2 (Jan./Feb. 2007): pages [6]-14.
Author(s) Risbrudt, Christopher D.; Ross, Robert J.; Blankenburg, Julie J.; Nelson, Charles A.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Physical and Mechanical properties of Clear Wood
Source: In: Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Eleventh edition, pp. 6-116-6-121; Chapter 6; 2007
Author(s) Green, White, TenWolde, Simpson, Murphy, Ross
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Estimating bridge stiffness using a forced-vibration technique for timber bridge health monitoring
Source: Proceedings : NDE Conference on Civil Engineering : a joint conference of the 7th Structural Materials Technology: NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges and the 6th International Symposium on NDT in Civil Engineering, 2006 August 14-18, St. Louis, MO. Columbus
Author(s) Wacker, James P.; Wang, Xiping; Brashaw, Brian; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural condition assessment of in-service wood
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 56, no. 6 (June 2006): pages 4-8.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood
Source: Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2006: ISBN: 0071428674: 9780071428675: Pages 6.115-6.131
Author(s) Green, David W.; White, Robert H.; TenWolde, Antoni; Simpson, William; Murphy, Joseph; Ross, Robert J.; Hernandez, Roland; Lebow, Stan T.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Acoustic evaluation of standing trees : recent research development
Source: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : May 2-4, 2005, University of Applied Sceinces, Eberswalde, Germany. Aachen, Germany : Shaker Verlag, 2005: ISBN 3832239499: pages 455-465
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Carter, Peter
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Acoustic testing to enhance western forest values and meet customer wood quality needs
Source: Productivity of western forests : a forest products focus. Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2005]. General technical report PNW ; GTR-642.
Author(s) Carter, Peter; Briggs, David; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Better utilization of the dead tree resource
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2005
Author(s) Green, David W.; Ross, Robert
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 6:Engineered trusses from undervalued hardwoods
Source: Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society ; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: Pages 67-78.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Comparing energy use and environmental emissions of reinforced wood doors and steel doors
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 55, no. 6 (June 2005): Pages 48-52.
Author(s) Knight, Lynn; Huff, Melissa; Stockhausen, Janet I.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition assessment of timber bridges. 1, Evaluation of a micro-drilling resistance tool
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-159. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 8 p.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Vatalaro, Robert J.; Wacker, James P.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Condition assessment of timber bridges. 2, Evaluation of several stress-wave tools
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-160. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 11 p.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Vatalaro, Robert J.; Wacker, James P.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Detecting decay in wood components
Source: Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and civil structures. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing Limited, c2005: ISBN: 1855739399 ; 0849395445: pages 100-114.
Author(s) Ross, R.J.; Wang, X.; Brashaw, B.K.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of flexural vibration inspection techniques to rapidly assess the structural health of timber bridge systems
Source: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : May 2-4, 2005, University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde, Germany. Aachen, Germany : Shaker Verlag, 2005: ISBN: 3832239499: pages 113-121.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Wacker, James P.; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Vatalaro, Robert
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Engineered trusses from undervalued hardwoods
Source: Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society ; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: Pages 67-78.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: I-joists and headers
Source: Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: pages 79-85.
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Linking log and product quality for structural wood products
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2005
Author(s) Green, David; Ross, Robert
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Low frequency vibration approach for assessing performance of wood floor systems
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 37, no. 3 (2005): pages 371-378.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Hunt, Michael O.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NDE of logs and standing trees using new acoustic tools : technical application and results
Source: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : May 2-4, 2005, University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde, Germany. Aachen, Germany : Shaker Verlag, 2005: pages 161-169
Author(s) Carter, Peter; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Briggs, David
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive assessment of single-span timber bridges using a vibration- based method
Source: Res. Pap. FPL-RP-627. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 15 p.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Wacker, James P.; Morison, Angus M.; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive assessment of timber bridges using a vibration-based method
Source: Proceedings of the 2005 structures congress, 2005 April 20-24, New York, NY. New York, NY : The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005: [12] pages.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Wacker, James P.; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of incipient decay in hardwood logs
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-162. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 11 pages
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Wiedenbeck, Jan; Ross, Robert J.; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.; Pilon, Crystal; Brashaw, Brian K.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Post-Fire Assessment of structural Wood Members
Source: 2005. Post-Fire assessment of structural wood members. Wood and timber condition assessment manual. Madison, WI: Forest Produccts Society: 29-46:Chapter 4. 2005
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Wang, Xiping; White, Robert H.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Properties of red maple laminated veneer lumber
Source: Undervalued hardwoods for engineered materials and components. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society ; Marquette, MI : Northern Initiative, [c2005]: Pages 87-92.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Brashaw, Brian K.; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Quincy Mine Blacksmith Shop : condition assesment of timbers
Source: Structure magazine. (Sept. 2005): pages 32-34.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relationship between radial compressive modulus of elasticity and shear modulus of wood
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 37, no. 2 (2005): Pages 201-206
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave nondestructive evaluation of Douglas-fir peeler cores
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 55, no. 3 (Mar. 2005): Pages 90-94
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Zerbe, John I.; Wang, Xiping; Green, David W.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural products offer opportunities for lower value hardwoods
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2005
Author(s) Ross, Robert
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Assessment of decay in standing timber using stress wave timing nondestructive evaluation tools : a guide for use and interpretation
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-147. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2004. 12 pages
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Divos, Ferenc; Pilon, Crystal; Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Diameter effect on stress-wave evaluation of modulus of elasticity of logs
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 36, no. 3 (2004): Pages 368-377
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Punches, John; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; Pellerin, Roy E.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Low Frequency Vibration approach to asess the Performance of wood structural Systems
Source: Review of Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Volume 23, pp 1000-1007. 2004.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Hunt, Michael O.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relationship between stress wave velocities of green and dry veneer
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 54, no. 6 (June 2004): Pages 85-89
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave sorting of red maple logs for structural quality
Source: Wood science and technology. Vol. 37 (2004): Pages 531-537
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Green, David W.; Brashaw, Brian; Englund, Karl; Wolcott, Michael
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Yield and ultrasonic modulus of elasticity of red maple veneer
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 54, no. 12 (Dec. 2004): Pages 220-225
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Verhey, Steven; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Pilon, Crystal L.; Wang, Xiping
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
 
Title: Diameter effect on stress-wave evaluation of modulus of elasticity of logs
Source: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : August 19-21, 2002, University of California, Berkeley Campus California, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2003: Pages 149-156
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; Pellerin, Roy
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Dynamic characteristics of timber bridges as a measure of structural integrity
Source: Proceedings, IMAC-XXI, a Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2003 February 3-6, Kissimmee, FL. Bethel, CT : Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2003.
Author(s) Morison, Angus; VanKarsen, C.D.; Evensen, H.A.; Ligon, J.B.; Erickson, J.R.; Ross, R.J.; Forsman, J.W.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of small-diameter timber for value-added manufacturing : a stress wave approach
Source: Precision forestry : proceedings of the second International Precision Forestry Symposium. Seattle, WA : Institute of Forest Resources, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, [2003]: pages 91-96.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Punches, John; Barbour, R. James; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Flexural properties of laminated veneer lumber manufactured from ultrasonically rated red maple veneer : a pilot study.
Source: Res. Note FPL-0288. Madison, WI : United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2003. 5 pages.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Verhey, Steven A.; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relationship between stress wave transmission time and bending strength of deteriorated oriented strandboard
Source: Forest Prod. J. 53(3):33-35.
Author(s) Ross, Yang, Illman, Nelson
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Screw withdrawal : a means to evaluate densities of in-situ wood members
Source: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : August 19-21, 2002, University of California, Berkeley Campus California, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2003: Pages 277-281
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Hunt, Michael O.; Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2002
 
Title: Chapter 10 Nondestructive Evaluation of Green Materials - Recent Research and Development Activities
Source: In: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood, Chapter 10
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 2 Transverse Vibration and Longitudinal Stress Wave Nondestructive Evaluation Methods
Source: In: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 5 Probing, Drilling, and Coring - Nondestructive Evaluation Methods
Source: In: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 9; Inspection of Timber Structures Using Stress Wave Timing Nondestructive Evaluation Tools
Source: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy E.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter I - Characteristics of Wood, Fundamental Hypothesis, and Static Bending Nondestructive Evaluation Methods
Source: In: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Kiln drying maple for structural uses
Source: Sustaining natural resources on private lands in the central hardwood region : current topics in the processing and utilization of hardwood lumber. [Memphis, Tenn. : National Hardwood Lumber Association, 2002?]: Pages 63-68
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Simpson, William T.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of oriented strand board exposed to decay fungi.
Source: Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Preservation, 2002 May 12-17, Cardiff, South Wales, UK. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2002. IRG/WP ; 02-20243: [6] pages.
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L.; Yang, Vina W.; Ross, Robert J.; Nelson, William J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSING MODULUS OF ELASTICITY AND STIFFNESS OF SMALL-DIAMETER LOGS
Source: Forest Prod. J. 52(2):79-85.
Author(s) Wang, Ross, Mattson, Erickson, Forsman, Geske, Wehr
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive structural evaluation of wood floor systems with a vibration technique.
Source: Proceedings of the 2002 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 10-12, 2002, Milwaukee, Wisconsin [electronic resource]. Bethel, CT : Society for Experimental Mechanics, c2002: [3] pages
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence Andrew
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Pilot study to examine use of transverse vibration nondestructive evaluation for assessing floor systems
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 52, no. 1 (Jan. 2002).:p. 89-93.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong. ; Ross, Robert J.; Hunt, Michael O.; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural Condition Assessment Using Nondestructive Testing
Source: 13th Intl Symp on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, August 19-21, 2002
Author(s) Bradshaw, Ross, Wang, Forsman, Erickson
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Timber Assessment at Quincy Mine Blacksmith Shop, Keweenaw National Historical Park
Source: APT BULLETIN Vol. XXXIII, No. 2-3 , 2002, pp. 70-73
Author(s) Wang, Ross, Erickson, Forsman, Jukuri, Yarbrough
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Timber bridge evaluation : a global nondestructive approach using impact generated FRFs
Source: Proceedings of the 20th International Modal Analysis Conference. Bethel, Conn. : Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2002: Pages 1567-1573
Author(s) Morison, Angus; Van Karsen, C.D.; Evensen, H.A.; Ligon, J.B.; Erickson, J.R.; Ross, R.J.; Forsman, J.W.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transverse vibration technique to identify deteriorated wood floor systems
Source: Techniques. Vol. 26, no. 4 (July/Aug. 2002): [3] pages
Author(s) Ross, R.J.; Wang, X.; Hunt, M.O.; Soltis, L.A.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasonic Inspection of Large Bridge Timbers
Source: Forest Prod. J. 52(9):88-95.
Author(s) Emerson, Pollock, McLean, Fridley, Pellerin, Ross
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Vibration Techniques for Structural Evaluation of Wood Floor Systems
Source: Proc 13th Intl Symp on Nondestructive testing of wood, August 19-21, 2002; p. 304
Author(s) Ross, Wang, Soltis, Erickson, Forsman
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: VIBRATION TESTING OF TIMBER FLOOR SYSTEMS
Source: Forest Prod. J. 52(10):75-81.
Author(s) Soltis, Wang, Ross, Hunt
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Volume Recovery, Grade Yield, and Properties of Lumber From Young-Growth Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock in Southeast Alaska
Source: Forest Prod. J. 52(5):81-87.
Author(s) Christensen, Julin, Ross, Willits
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2001
 
Title: Condition assessment of roof trusses of Quincy Mine Blacksmith Shop in Keweenaw National Historical Park
Source: FPL-RN-0281, August 2001
Author(s) Clausen, Ross, Forsman, Balachowski
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Floor vibration : a possible assessment method for historic buildings
Source: Journal of preservation technology. Vol. 32, nos. 2/3 (2001): Pages 23-25
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Hunt, Michael O.; Wang, Xiping; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Biodegraded Oriented Strandboard: Laboratory Results
Source: Proc 2nd Annual Conf on Durability and Disaster Mitigation in Wood-Frame Housing
Author(s) Yang, Nelson, Illman, Ross
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of potential quality of creosote-treated piles removed from service
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 51, no. 2 (Feb. 2001).:p. 63-68 : ill.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping.; Ross, Robert J.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; McGinnis, Gary D.; De Groot, Rodney C.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of standing trees with a stress wave method.
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 33, no. 4 (Oct. 2001).:p. [522]-533 : ill.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; McClellan, Michael; Barbour, R. James; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; McGinnis, Gary D.
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Several nondestructive evaluation techniques for assessing stiffness and MOE of small-diameter logs
Source: FPL-RP-600, May 2001; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Mattson, James A.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; Geske, Earl A.; Wehr, Micheal A.;
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Structural Use of Red Maple
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2001
Author(s) Ross, Robert
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasonic inspection of a glued laminated timber fabricated with defects
Source: Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board : Jan. 7-11, 2001. [S.l. : s.n.], 2001: pages 1-19.
Author(s) Emerson, Robert; Pollock, David; McLean, David; Fridley, Kenneth; Ross, Robert; Pellerin, Roy
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood-Based Composites Exposed to Fungal Degradation: Laboratory Results
Source: IRG/WP 01-40215, Section 4, May 2001, pp.1-5
Author(s) Yang, Illman, Ferge, Ross
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2000
 
Title: Nondestructive evaluation for sorting red maple logs
Source: Hardwood Symposium proceedings : May 11-13, 2000, Davis, WV. Memphis, TN : National Hardwood Lumber Association, 2000: Pages 95-101
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Ross, Robert J.; Green, David W.; Englund, Karl; Wolcott, Michael
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive methods of evaluating quality of wood in preservative-treated piles
Source: (Research note FPL ; RN-0274):9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping.; Ross, Robert J.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; McGinnis, Gary D.; De Groot, Rodney C.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Static and vibration moduli of elasticity of salvaged and new joists
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 50, no. 2 (Feb. 2000).:p. 35-40 : ill.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Hunt, Michael O.; Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Strength and stiffness assessment of standing trees using a nondestructive stress wave technique.
Source: (Research paper FPL-RP-585):9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping.; Ross, Robert J.; McClellan, Michael.; Barbour, R. James.; Erickson, John R.; Forsman, John W.; McGinnis, Gary D.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave timing nondestructive evaluation tools for inspecting historic structures : a guide for use and interpretation.
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-119):15 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Ross, Robert.; Pellerin, Roy F.; Volny, Norbert.; Salsig, William W.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1999
 
Title: A stress wave based approach to NDE of logs for assessing potential veneer quality: Part Ismall-diameter ponderosa pine.
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 49, nos. 11/12 (Nov./Dec. 1999).:p. 60-62 : ill
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Willits, Susan W.; Von Segen, William; Black, Terry; Brashaw, Brian K.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Assessment of the potential quality of preservative-treated pilings removed from service : [abstract]
Source: Eleventh International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : [Sept. 9-11, 1998, Madison, WI. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 1999]: page 197.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Forsman, John W.; Erickson, John R.; Ross, Robert J.; Gardner, Douglas J.; McGinnis, Gary D.; DeGroot, Rodney C.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Inspection of timber bridges using stress wave timing nondestructive evaluation tools : a guide for use and interpretation
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-114):15 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.; Volny, Norbert.; Salsig, William W.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive methods for the structural evaluation of wood floor systems in historic buildings : preliminary results : [abstract]
Source: Eleventh International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : [Sept. 9-11, 1998, Madison, WI. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 1999]: page 203.
Author(s) Cai, Zhiyong; Hunt, Michael O.; Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence A.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Repair of white oak glued-laminated beams
Source: Materials and construction : exploring the connection : proceedings of the Fifth ASCE Materials Engineering Congress, May 10-12, 1999, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.:p. 116-120 : ill.
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasonic inspection and analysis techniques in green and dried lumber
Source: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : September 9-11, 1998, Madison, Wisconsin. Madison, WI : USDA Forest Products Laboratory, 1999: pages 95-102.
Author(s) Schafer, Mark E.; Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Adams, Roy D.
Year: 1999   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1998
 
Title: Assessing Wood Members in the USS Constitution Using Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods
Source: APT Bulletin, THE JOURNAL OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY, Volume XXIX, Number 2. 1997, pp.l 21-25
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence, A.; Otton, Patrick
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fiberglass-Reinforced Bolted Wood Connections
Source: Forest Prod. J. 48(9):63-67
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.; Windorski, Daniel F.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Kiln-Drying Maple Structural Lumber from Log Heart Cants
Source: Forest Prod. J. 48(6):70-76
Author(s) Simpson, William T.; Forsman, John W.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: LOCALIZED NOTCH REINFORCEMENT FOR WOODEN BEAMS
Source: United States Patent. Appl. No.: 943,367. 1998. pp. 1-5
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Non-Destructive Assessment of Wood Decay and Termite Attack in Southern Pine Sapwood
Source: De Groot et al (1998) Wood Protection 3 pp 25-34
Author(s) DeGroot, Rodney C.; Ross, R.J.; Nelson, W.J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood
Source: Forest Products Journal; 1998, Vol.48, No.1, pp.14-19
Author(s) Ross; Brashaw; Pellerin
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR TIMBER BRIDGES
Source: 5th WORLD CONFERENCE ON TIMBER ENGINEERING. 1998. pp. 670-677
Author(s) Emerson, Robert N.; Pollock, David G.; Kainz, James A.; Fridley, Kenneth J.; McLean David L.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Role of nondestructive evaluation in the inspection and repair of the USS Constitution
Source: Proc Eleventh Intl Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood; 1998; pp.145-152
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Soltis, Lawrence, A.; Otton, Patrick
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Scanning Technique to Identify Biologically Degraded Wood
Source: Experimental Techniques, May/June 1998; pp. 32-33
Author(s) Ross, R.J.; DeGroot, R.C.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Some relations among engineering constants of wood
Source: Fifth International Conference on Composites Engineering : July 5-11, 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada. [S.l.] : International Community for Composites Engineering, [1998]: Pages 563-564
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Mechanical Property Variation with Grain Slope
Source: Proc12th Engineering Mechanics Conference La Jolla, California, May 17-20, 1998
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1997
 
Title: Assessing Wood Members in the USS Constitution Using Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods
Source: APT Bulletin, THE JOURNAL OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY, Volume XXIX, Number 2. 1997, pp.l 21-25
Author(s) ROSS, ROBERT J.; SOLTIS, LAWRENCE A.; OTTON, PATRICK
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effect of fiberglass reinforcement on the behavior of bolted wood connections
Source: Journal of contemporary wood engineering. Vol. 8, no. 3 (fall 1997): Pages 19-24
Author(s) Soltis, Lawrence A.; Ross, Robert J.; Windorski, Daniel E.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Feasibility of fiberglass-reinforced bolted wood connections
Source: (Research paper FPL-RP-562):9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Windorski, D. F.; Soltis, L. A.; Ross, R. J.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Linking Log Quality With Product Performance
Source: In: United States Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-100; July 1997
Author(s) Green, David W.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION FOR DETECTION OF HONEYCOMB IN THE SAWMILL: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Source: Forest Prod. J. 47(6):53-59
Author(s) Anderson, R. Bruce; Wiedenbeck, Janice K.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of green wood using stress wave and transverse vibration techniques
Source: Materials evaluation. Vol. 55, no. 9 (Sept. 1997): Pages 1013-1018
Author(s) Halabe, Udaya B.; Bidigalu, Gangadhar M.; GangaRao, Hota V.S.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relationship Between Log and Lumber Modulus of Elasticity
Source: Forest Prod. J. 47(2):89-92.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; McDonald, Kent A.; Green, David W.; Schad, Kristin C.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The relationship between stress wave transmission characteristis and the strength of biologically degraded wood
Source: Forest Prod. J. 47(5):89-93
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; DeGroot, Rodney C.; Nelson, William J.; Lebow, Patricia K.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1996
 
Title: Determining In-Place Modulus of Elasticity of Stress-Laminated Timber Decks Using NDE
Source: National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-94
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Ritter, Micheal A.; Schad, Kirsten C.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Energy Criterion for Fatigue Strength of Wood Structural Members
Source: J Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 118, July 1996, pp. 375-378
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Improved Arcan Shear Test for Wood
Source: Proc intl wood engineering conference; 1996 October 28-31; New Orleans, LA
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.; Rammer, Douglas R.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: In-Place Detection of Decay in Timber Bridges - An Application of Stress Wave Technology
Source: Ritter, Micheal A.; Duwadi, Sheila Rimal; Lee, Paula D.Hilbrich, eds. 1996. National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-94. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 494 p.
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Lavinder, Jeff A.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Volny, Norbert
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical Grading of Timbers for Transportation Industry
Source: 1996. National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures. FPL-GTR-94
Author(s) Green, David; Kretschmann, David; Wolcott, Mike; Ross, Robert
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NDE of historic structures - USS Constitution
Source: Proc; 1996, December 3-5; Scottsdale, AZ.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; McDonald, Kent A.; Soltis, Lawrence A.; Otton, Patrick
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Bridges
Source: SPIE Vol. 2944 / 275-284
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Lavinder, Jeff A.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Methods for Detecting Defects in Softwood Logs
Source: FPL-RP-546, February 1996; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Schad, Kristin, C.; Schmoldt, Daniel L.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Methods for Detecting Defects in Softwood Logs
Source: USDA Forest Service Research Paper FPL-RP-546. 13 pp.
Author(s) Schad, Kristin C.; Schmoldt, Daniel L.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Methods for Detecting Defects in Softwood Logs
Source: USDA Forest Service Research Paper FPL-RP-546. 13 pp.
Author(s) Schad, Kristin C.; Schmoldt, Daniel L.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress Wave NDE of Biologically Degraded Wood
Source: Proc international wood engineering conference; 1996, October 28-31; New Orleans, LA
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; DeGroot, Rodney C.; Nelson, William J.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Pellerin Roy F.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave nondestructive evaluation of green veneer: southern yellow pine and Douglas fir
Source: SPIE Vol. 2944 p. 296-306
Author(s) Brashaw, Brian K.; Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Ultrasonic defect detection in wooden pallet parts for quality sorting
Source: SPIE Vol. 2944/285-295
Author(s) Schmoldt, Daniel L.; Nelson, Robert M.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1995
 
Title: Energy Criterion for Fatigue Strength of Wood Structural Members
Source: Mechanics of cellulosic materials -1995- Proc 1995 joint ASME applied mechanics and materials meeting; 1995
Author(s) Liu, Jen Y.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluation of timber bridges using stress wave technology
Source: In: Sanayei, Masoud, ed. Restructuring: America and beyond: Proceedings of Structures Congress 13; 1995 April 2-5; Boston, MA. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1995: 277-280. Volume 1, 1995; pp. 277-280.
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Ross, Robert J.; Falk, Robert H.; Volny, Norbert J.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NATURAL PROGRESSION OF DECAY IN UNRESTRAINED, SOUTHERN PINE SAPWOOD LUMBER EXPOSED ABOVE GROUND
Source: IRG/WP 95-20060;
Author(s) DeGroot, Rodney, C.; Ross, Robert J.; Nelson, William
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NDE Techniques for Wood Structures
Source: In: Proceedings of Structures Congress 13; 1995 april 2-5; Boston, MA. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; Volume 1, 1995; 469-472.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Green Defect-Prone Red Oak Lumber: A Pilot Study
Source: Forest products Journal, Vol. 45, no. 11/12, Nov./Dec. 1995, pp. 51-52
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Fuller, James J.; Dramm, John R.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Honeycomb and Surface Checks in Red Oak Lumber
Source: Forest Products. J. Volume 45, Number 5, pp. 42-44; 1995
Author(s) Fuller, James J.; Ross, Robert J.; Dramm, John R.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wetwood and Honeycomb
Source: Advances in hardwood utilization: Following profitability from the woods through rough dimension
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Fuller, James J.; Dramm, John R.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave techniques for determining quality of dimensional lumber from switch ties
Source: (Research note FPL ; RN-0265):12 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Schad, K. C.; Kretschmann, D. E.; McDonald, K. A.; Ross, R. J.; Green, D. W.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: EVALUATION OF TIMBER BRIDGES USING STRESS WAVE TECHNOLOGY
Source: In: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future: Proceedings of Pacific timber engineering conference; 1994 July 11-15, Gold Coast, Australia. Fortitude Valley MAC, Queensland, Australia: Timber Research Development and Advisory Council: 458-464. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Pellerin, R.; Ross, R.; Falk, Robert; Volny, N.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: EVALUATION OF TIMBER BRIDGES USING STRESS WAVE TECHNOLOGY
Source: In: PTEC 94 Timber shaping the future: Proceedings of Pacific timber engineering conference; 1994 July 11-15, Gold Coast, Australia. Fortitude Valley MAC, Queensland, Australia: Timber Research Development and Advisory Council: 458-464. Vol. 2.
Author(s) Pellerin, R.; Ross, R.; Falk, Robert; Volny, N.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Honeycomb and Surface Check Detection Using Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation
Source: FPL-RN-0261
Author(s) Fuller, Ross, Dramm
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Hull Condition Evaluation, Wood Hulls: Review of Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber
Source: Technical aspects of maintaining, repairing preserving historically significant ships: Proceedings of conference; 1994 September 12-14; Charlestown, MA. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center: 78-91; [1994]
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICALLY DEGRADED WOOD
Source: Nondestructive Characterization of Materials VI, Edited by R.E. Green. Jr. et al., 1994
Author(s) Ross, R.J.; DeGroot, R.C.; Nelson, W.J.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive testing for assessing wood members in structures : a review
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-70):39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Author(s) Ross, R. J.; Pellerin, R. F.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Production of hardwood machine stress rated lumber
Source: Proc 9th Intl symp on nondestructive testing of wood; 1993 September 22-24; Madison, WI
Author(s) Green, David W.; Ross, Robert J.; McDonald, Kent A.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Stress wave nondestructive evaluation of wetwood
Source: 1994. Forest Prod. J. 44(7/8):79-83.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Ward, James C.; TenWolde, Anton
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Technique for Nondestructive Evaluation of Biologically Degraded Wood
Source: Experimental Technique , Vol. 18, No. 5 :1994, pp 29-32
Author(s) Ross, R.J.; DeGroot, R.C.; Nelson, W.J.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1993
 
Title: Nondestructive testing for in-place assessment of wood members
Source: In: Bender, Donald A., ed. Wood products for engineered structures: issues affecting growth and acceptance of engineered wood products. Proceedings 47329. 1992 Nov. 11-13; Las Vegas. Madison, WI: Forest Products Society; 1993: pp. 176-179.
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy E.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Properties Related to drying Defects in Red Oak Wetwood
Source: FPL-RP-516, February 1993; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Verkasalo, Erkki; Ross, Robert J.; TenWolde, Anton; Youngs, Robert L.
Year: 1993   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1992
 
Title: Combined Effects of Fire-Retardant Treatments and Extended Exposure to Elevated Temperature
Source: In: Proceedings, 87th American Wood -Preservers™ Association annual meeting; 1991 April 29-31- May 01; Seattle, WA. Woodstock, MD: American Wood Preservers™ Association; Volume 87, 1992; pp. 121.
Author(s) Winandy, Jerrold E.; LeVan, Susan L.; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Identifying Bacterially Infected Oak by Stress Wave Nondestructive Evaluation
Source: FPL-RP-512, March 1992; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Ward, James C.; TenWolde, Anton
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nondestructive Testing of Wood
Source: Proc Nondestructive Evaluation of Civil structures and Materials; 1992
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Using Today's Technology to Help Preserve USS Constitution
Source: Naval Engineers Journal, May 1992, pp. 124-134
Author(s) Witherell, Peter W.; Ross, Robert J.; Faris, William R.
Year: 1992   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1991
 
Title: Fire-retardant-treated wood
Source: Proc 1991 Intl timber engineering conf; 1991 September 2-5; London. London
Author(s) Winandy, Jerrold E.; Ross, Robert J.; LeVan, Susan L.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Title: NDE of green material with stress waves: preliminary results using dimension lumber
Source: FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL Vol. 41, No. 6, JUNE 1991, pp.57-59
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Thermal Degradation of Fire-Retardant-Treated Plywood
Source: FPL-RP-501, June 1991; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Winandy, Jerrold E.; LeVan, Susan L.; Ross, Robert J.; Hoffman, Scott P.; McIntyre Craig R.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transverse Vibration Nondestructive Testing Using a Personal Computer
Source: FPL-RP-502, August 1991; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Geske, Earl A.; Larson, Gary H.; Murphy, Joseph F.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1990
 
Title: Effects of Fire Retardant Chemicals on the Bending Properties of Wood at Elevated Temperatures
Source: FPL-RP-498, September 1990; Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper
Author(s) LeVan, Susan L.; Ross, Robert J.; Winandy, Jerrold E.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Methods for Assessing Wood Structures in Place
Source: In: Suprenant, Bruce S., ed. Serviceability and durability of construction materials: Proceedings of 1st materials engineering congress; 1990 August 13-15; Denver, CO. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers; 1990: 324-330. Vol. 1.
Author(s) Falk, Robert H.; Ross, R. J.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1988
 
Title: NDE of wood-based composites with logitudinal stress waves
Source: Forest Prod. J. 38(5):39-45
Author(s) Ross, Robert J.; Pellerin, Roy F.
Year: 1988   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1985
 
Title: Design of a laboratory particleboard mat-forming and conveying system
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 35, Number 6, 1985; pp. 17-18.
Author(s) Pellerin, Roy F.; Geimer, Robert L.; Ross, Robert J.; Nilson, Nils A.
Year: 1985   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2016
A new, portable tree testing tool for determining the hazard potential of urban trees. R. Bruce Allison, Allison Tree Care, Inc.
Highlight ID: 655
Scientists Develop New Tool to Detect Internal Decay in Trees

Through collaboration with an industrial partner, the Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory helped develop a handheld tool to assist tree inspectors with detecting internal decay in standing trees. ...

 
Publication Year: 2014
Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual. Tivoli Gough, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 583
Assessment Manual for Timber Structures Helps Building Inspectors

The Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual is an extremely valuable resource for wood design professionals. Forest Service scientists are leading experts in this field and are the "go-to source" for information regarding condition assessment. T ...

Researchers evaluated the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Palace Museum located in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Thinkstock
Highlight ID: 586
Inspection Protocols Help Preserve Ancient Chinese Structures

Forest Service scientists worked with Chinese scientists and engineers to develop inspection procedures to aid in the preservation and restoration of historically significant wood structures. ...

 
Publication Year: 2013
The acoustic measurement system developed by Forest Service scientists and their collaborators has been integrated into the harvesting processor head, enabling tree quality evaluation during the harvesting operation. Peter Carter, Fibre-gen
Highlight ID: 436
New Acoustic Technology Evaluates Wood Quality of Standing Trees

Lack of techniques to assess the quality of standing trees results in inefficient allocation of timber resources and also limits the ability of forest managers to grow high-quality wood with appropriate silvicultural treatments. To address the proble ...

 
Publication Year: 2012
Laser scanning technologies further preservation efforts of historic covered bridges. Jim Wacker, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 25
America's Iconic Covered Bridges Documented With As Built Records

Laser scanning technology provides details of historic covered timber bridges ...

Assessing Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infected by Invasive Species is a comprehensive manual that can be used by professionals. Forest Service
Highlight ID: 23
Making the Most of Beetle-Killed Trees

New manual gives land managers a variety of options for beetle-killed trees ...

 
Publication Year: 2011
Wooden ammunition pallets are placed in a laboratory kiln to be heat treated for ISPM-15 standard. Xiping Wang, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 282
Heat treating wooden ammunition pallets for invasive species

Wood pallets serve as support for munitions loads and other military supplies transported within the continental U.S. and internationally. Despite this integral transport function, wood pallets have been identified as a major pathway for the introduc ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 170
Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures. ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
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Develop baseline information on the fundamental anatomical, physical/mechanical, and processing characteristics of wood

Total affiliated publications: 59
07-23-200707-23-2012

Develop information on structural wood systems, specifically systems performance and design

Total affiliated publications: 38
07-23-200707-23-2012

Develop information on the engineering properties and performance of wood-based structural products

Total affiliated publications: 28
07-23-200707-23-2012

Public service

Total affiliated publications: 17
07-23-200707-23-2012

Public service

Total affiliated publications: 11
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Dr. Robert J. RossCongratulations to Dr. Robert J. Ross

Dr. Robert J. (Bob) Ross of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) was awarded the 2014 Felix Ponder Award of Excellence today by FPL and Northern Research Station Director Michael T. Rains. Ross is a Supervisory Research General Engineer and the Project Leader of FPL's Engineering Properties of Wood,...

01-20-2015

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A new FPL publication explores a little-known topic of interest to those in seaside environments: Development of a Nondestructive Testing Technique to Quantify Deterioration from Marine Borer Attack in Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock Logs: Observations from a Pilot Test...

01-16-2015

Senalik_3011Ultrasonic Based Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Wood:

With the recent compilation of 50 years of the NDT International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series, the recently published Ultrasonic Based Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Wood: A Primer and Historical Review examines how the nondestructive testing of wood in all o...

12-19-2014

Ross_3017Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual:

Deterioration of an in-service wood member may result from a variety of causes during the life of a structure. Periodic inspec­tion of wood used in structures is important for determining the extent of deterioration so that degraded members may be replaced or repaired to avoid structural failure...

12-12-2014

LebowEvaluating Wood Species and Preservatives for Highway Sign Posts

Wooden sign posts have been around about as long as roads. While most people take such roadside attractions for granted, researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory - as usual - take the time to investigate potential improvements...

08-01-2014

fin_fig_01Shelter from the Storm?

Throughout the United States, hundreds of tornadoes and several hurricanes affect people’s livelihoods each year. Nearly every state east of the Rocky Mountains faces the possibility of devastating tornadoes, with the Midwest being particularly at risk. Living along the gulf and east coasts offers...

12-23-2013

NaturalInquirerFPL Science Goes to School

Which do you think requires more energy to make, a wood door or a steel door?

08-27-2013

Robert J. RossFPL Researcher Honored by Forest Products Society

Robert (Bob) J. Ross, FPL supervisory research general engineer, has been selected as the recipient of the Forest Products Society’s 2013 Fred W. Gottschalk Memorial Award...

05-14-2013

VilsackFPLleadersUSDA Secretary Tom Vilsack tours the FPL

Led by Acting Director Michael Rains, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) recently welcomed USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for a tour through its unique and growing set of research facilities. Basic and applied research at FPL supports a number of USDA and Forest Service objectives, including forest ma...

08-21-2012