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Diagnostic investigations of wooden structures using ultrasonic-echo technique

Title: Diagnostic investigations of wooden structures using ultrasonic-echo technique
Author(s): S. Maack, M. Krause
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: 1081 - 1090
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: Hidden damages on wooden structures require specialized experts and sophisticated assessment tool for detecting the damage. Due to the “invisibility” of the defects there is a high risk potential. To minimize this risk potential in the evaluation process of a wooden structure, it is possible to use the Ultrasonic-Echo Method. At the Federal Institute of Material Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin in close collaboration with the Technical University Berlin (TUB) a successful research has been carried out about this measuring method. As a the result of the research it was possible to show that with low frequency ultrasonic waves different types of damages within wooden structures can be detected.
The present main goal of this research at BAM, which is sponsored by the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), is to implement the Ultrasonic-Echo Method to practice. Moreover, the imaging methods should be developed and the contribution of the procedure to the construction costs should be determined.

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

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