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Evaluation of wood density by means of distinct NDT

Title: Evaluation of wood density by means of distinct NDT
Author(s): M. Kotlínová, M. Kloiber, G. Vasconcelos, P.B. Lourenço, J.M. Branco
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: 1061 - 1070
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 13
Language: English

Abstract: Wood density is a key variable in the evaluation and characterization of the mechanical and physical behaviour of wood. In this work, a study of the effectiveness for common nondestructive tests to predict the density of different wood species was carried out. Three distinct non-destructive techniques were selected: Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), microdrilling (Resistograph) and penetration depth by means of Pilodyn.
The obtained results revealed the importance of the structure of wood (direction of annual rings) as well as the specie (Pine and Chestnut) on the non-destructive evaluation of density.
Statistical significant correlations were found between density and the resistance to penetration (Pilodyn) and to the micro-drilling (Resistograph).

Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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