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NDT methods for the assessment of structural timber: report on the researches carried out at the university of Trento (Italy)



Title: NDT methods for the assessment of structural timber: report on the researches carried out at the university of Trento (Italy)
Author(s): M. Piazza, M. Raggio
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 1039 - 1047
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: A throughout experimental campaign, carried out at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering (DIMS) of the University of Trento (Italy), aims at evaluating the effectiveness and reliability of some non-destructive testing methods for the in situ assessment of structural timber. During the experimental campaign, different types of specimens have been tested, with regard to their dimensions, species, geographic origin, age, condition and moisture content. The analyzed parameters are longitudinal stiffness and density: the former estimated by means of sonic and ultrasonic methods, hardness tests and modal analyses, the latter by means of the Pilodyn and the Resistograph tests.
ND data have been compared with the values obtained from the direct measurement of the analysed property.


Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
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