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Title: Challenges in accelerated testing of durable wood products

Source: 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity, September 22-23, 2009. Edited by Ali Harlin & Minna Vikman. (VTT Symposium 263) Helsinki, Finland : VTT, c2010. 176, A3 p. ISBN 978-951-38-7589-3.

Author(s)Lebow, Stan; Clausen, Carol

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3

Abstract: The types of durable wood products are changing rapidly, but predicting their long term durability with our short term tests remains a serious challenge. Improved understanding and interpretation of our test methods is needed to provide greater confidence in our durability evaluations.

Keywords: Accelerated life testing, service life, performance standards, wood preservatives, deterioration, biodegradation, fungicides, biocides, wood-decaying fungi, weathering, ultraviolet radiation, accelerated testing, durability, failure, exposure tests, field tests, stake tests, stakes, decay, soil block testing, resistance to decay, preservatives, fungicidal properties, wood decay

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 294 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/15/2010
RITS Product ID: 35770
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist
 

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