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Title: Nondestructive assessment of wood members in a viewing tower in Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Wisconsin, USA

Source: Res. Note FPL-RN-0366. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-14.

Author(s)Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping ; Senalik, C. Adam.

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Research Notes
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-MB

Abstract: The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is responsible for operating one of the largest state park systems in the United States. Potawatomi State Park, located on the Door County peninsula, consists of about 1,200 acres of flat to gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. A 75-ft observation tower sits atop a 150-ft bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, was asked to conduct an assessment of the main support timbers of the tower. This report summarizes the results obtained from the inspection and assessment. It includes a brief summary of the nondestructive testing techniques that were used, observations, data from tests conducted on the timbers, and recommendations.

Keywords: Nondestructive assessment; decay; moisture; timbers; observation tower

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 7,168 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/15/2019

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RITS Product ID: 93548
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
Senalik, Christopher
Research General Engineer
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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