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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.

Publication Year: 2002  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter

Abstract: Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies are used in a variety of structural product grading programs. As presented in previous chapters, NDE is used to grade lumber and veneer and to assess timber in place. In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis by various research organizations to develop NDE techniques for assessing the potential structural quality of green materials. This chapter summerizes some recent research and developments in this area.

Keywords: Nondestructive testing, standing trees, wood quality, wood decay, mechanical properties, stress waves, ultrasonics, veneer, moisture content, modulus of elasticity

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 907 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/08/2016
RITS Product ID: 81056
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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