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Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-030

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4719-030. Madison, WI: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p

Author(s): Forest Products Laboratory ,

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Nondestructive evaluation is the science of identifying characteristics of a material without altering it. Nondestructive evaluation technologies are the scientific foundation for all assessment and grading conducted with wood-based materials and products. Nondestructive evaluation relies on a variety of techniques (lasers, x-rays, ultrasound, acoustics, vibration, and others) to look at and understand materials. We use the information obtained to make decisions about what to do with materials, products, or structures.

Keywords: nondestructive; structural assessment; wood quality; technology

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 423 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/16/2016
RITS Product ID: 79191

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