Xiping WangEngineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Forest Products Technologist
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- Lab Notes
- Nondestructive evaluation
- Structural condition assessment
- Tree decay detection
- Heat sterilization
- Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, Ph.D. Wood Science ,
- Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, M.S. Forest Engineering ,
- Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, B.S. Mechanical Engineering ,
- American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Member
- Forest Products Society (FPS), Member
- Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association (GLKDA), Member
- International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Coordinator
- International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Deputy Coordinator
- Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Member
|Publication Year: 2019|
Highlight ID: 1326
|Nondestructive Assessment of Wood Members in a Viewing Tower in Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Wisconsin, USA|
The condition of a historic observation tower was assessed to determine if it could be enjoyed safely. ...
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1308
|Bonding Mixed Species for Advanced Biomaterials|
Massive composite timbers, such as cross laminated timber (CLT), are essential for tall timber buildings that require use of locally available wood resources to reduce manufacturing costs and minimize environmental impacts. This opens a potential sus ...
Highlight ID: 1310
|Effects of Silviculture Practices on the Engineering Properties of Northern Hardwood Species of the Lake States|
Wood quality is an important determinant of its end use and therefore its value. Recent proliferation of novel engineered wood products has created new potential uses for hardwood. However, a greater understanding of wood quality is needed to allow c ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1285
|Assessing the ability of ground-penetrating radar to detect internal moisture and fungal decay|
Internal moisture and fungal decay are detected in structural bridge members using ground penetrating radar for faster evaluation of timber bridges. ...
|Publication Year: 2016|
Highlight ID: 656
|Using New Technologies to Improve Log Defect Detection|
Scientists from the Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station cooperated with West Virginia University to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. hardwood lumber industry by improving the accuracy of log internal defec ...
|Publication Year: 2014|
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|
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: 2011|
Highlight ID: 279
|Develop thermal verification guidelines for firewood heat treatment|
To stop further spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has enforced a heat treatment process for the U.S. firewood industry to heat sterilize all hardwood firewood before it can be shipped o ...
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. ...
Highlight ID: 185
|Heat Sterilization of Firewood for Thermal Eradication of Emerald Ash Borer|
FPL researchers have led a joint research effort with USDA APHIS and state regulatory staff to evaluate various heat treatment options and heating times for ash firewood and help firewood industry to successfully implement the heat treatment process ...
|Salvaging an American Icon with Ground-Penetrating Radar|
Two Route 66 signs on the road at California Mojave desert highway – By AR Pictures Imagine being able to look straight into a wood beam and know its structural integrity. It’s almost like a super power, except its really just amazing science—science that Forest Products Laboratory (FPL...
|Research in Progress – Building Safer Balconies|
The scene is iconic, Juliet on her balcony calling out into the night, “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”, and Romeo calling up from the garden below to his star-crossed love, desperation in his heart. It is a scene that is known nearly all around the world. To many, it is what gives b...
|Talking to Trees for Better Lumber|
“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe,” stated astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. And just like everything in nature and the cosmos, trees have a mathematical language too. A scientist at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and his colleagues are t...
|The Heat is On:|
The Forest Products Laboratory’s (FPL) Engineering Mechanics and Remote Sensing Laboratory is home to an array of testing equipment with a wide range of capabilities...
|Improving Log Defect Detection|
The location, type, and size of defects in hardwood logs affect the value of the resulting lumber, so knowing what's going on inside the tree before it is sawn is valuable. Turns out, you don't have to be a superhero with x-ray vision to see inside a tree. Several technologies have been developed to...
|Heat Treatment of Firewood for Emerald Ash Borer:|
The emerald ash borer—most of us have heard of this exotic species that is killing so many of our beloved ash trees. The Forest Service and others are working hard to stop its spread and the recent article, Heat Treatment of Firewood for Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire): Case Stud...
|Evaluation of Extended Wall OSB Sheathing Connection:|
A new study has been published, Evaluation of Extended Wall OSB Sheathing Connection under Combined Uplift and Shear Loading for 24-inch Heel Trusses, by Vladimir Kochkin and Andrew DeRenzis from the Home Innovation Research Labs, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and FPL’s Xiping Wang...