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Semi-destructive techniques for in-situ evaluation of historic wood structures



Title: Semi-destructive techniques for in-situ evaluation of historic wood structures
Author(s): B. Kasal, R.W. Anthony
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM/NSF International Engineering Research and Education Workshop "In-situ Evaluation of Masonry and Wood Historic Structures: Challenges and Opportunities"
Editor(s): B. Kasal, R. Anthony and M. Drdacky
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-068-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 57 - 65
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 22
Language: English


Abstract: Semi-destructive techniques are defined as test procedures that are nondestructive with respect to the structural member but destructive with respect to the extracted specimen. These techniques preserve the integrity of the structural member yet can also be used to extract elasticity and strength parameters that are difficult to obtain with nondestructive evaluation. This paper discusses two semi-destructive methods: tensile micro-specimen method and cylindrical core method. Both methods are local in their nature, that is, they yield information about material properties such as density, strength, and modulus of elasticity, but not member properties.


Online publication: 2009-06-03
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00