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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

Publication Year: 2005  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The new Director ST300 provides a means to efficiently assess stands for stiffness and related wood properties based on standing tree acoustic velocily measures, and can be easily integrated with pre-harvest and earlier stand assessments. This provides for effective valuation for forest sale, stumpage purchase, harvest planning, and ranking of progeny or clones in tree breeding programs.

Keywords: Wood, mechanical properties, nondestructive testing, microfibrils, acoustic testing, log grading, grading, stiffness, standing trees

File size: 105 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 16571
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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