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Title: Nondestructive evaluation of tensile properties of structural lumber from the spruce-pine-fir species grouping: phase 1 evaluation of modulus of elasticity

Source: In: Wang, X.; Sauter, U.H.; Ross, R.J., eds. 2019. Proceedings: 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-272. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. pp 250-261.

Author(s)As, Nusret ; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping ; Senalik, Christopher Adam.

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1B

Abstract: The study summarized in this report was conducted to examine the relationships between nondestructive evaluation parameters and the modulus of elasticity (MOE) of spruce–pine–fir structural lumber. A random sample of lumber was obtained from a local lumber yard and conditioned to approximately 10% equilibrium moisture content in the laboratory. Static bending and vibration (transverse and longitudinal) nondestructive tests were conducted on each specimen, and MOE was calculated. The relationship between static and dynamic modulus values was examined, and empirical models were developed using statistical regression analysis techniques. Results revealed excellent correlative relationships between MOE values. Coefficients of determination obtained were 0.92, 0.96, and 0.93 for MOE of static– transverse vibration, MOE of static–longitudinal vibration, MOE of longitudinal–transverse vibration, respectively.

Keywords: Nondestructive evaluation; modulus of elasticity; spruce–pine–fir lumber

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/20/2019

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RITS Product ID: 96762
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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