Nondestructive Testing Technique to Quantify Deterioration From Marine Borer Attack in Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock Logs Observations From A Pilot Test

Nondestructive Testing Technique to Quantify Deterioration From Marine Borer Attack in Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock Logs Observations From A Pilot Test

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Stress-wave nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques are used widely in the forest products industry--from the grading of wood veneer to inspection of timber structures. Inspection professionals frequently use stress-wave NDE techniques to locate internal voids and decayed or deteriorated areas in large timbers. Although these techniques have proven useful, little information exists concerning the relationship between stress-wave parameters and deterioration observed as a consequence of marine borer attack. In this pilot test, we examined the relationship between stress-wave transmission time and the quality of wood in Sitka spruce and western hemlock logs that had varying degrees of deterioration as a consequence of attack from marine borers. Stress-wave transmission time, perpendicular to grain, was measured at several locations on each log. The logs were then sawn into lumber, which was then visually evaluated. A relationship was observed between stress-wave transmission time and deterioration of the logs and the yield of lumber from the logs.
Publisher: Madison, WI : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2014
Branch Call Number: SD433 .U35 no.333
A 13.79:FPL-RN-0333
Characteristics: 4 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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