In-situ assessment of structural timber density using non-destructive and semi-destructive testing

Iñiguez González, Guillermo and Montón Lecumberri, Joaquín and Arriaga Martitegui, Francisco and Segués, Edgar (2015). In-situ assessment of structural timber density using non-destructive and semi-destructive testing. "Bioresources", v. 10 (n. 2); pp. 2256-2265. ISSN 1930-2126. https://doi.org/10.15376/biores.10.2.2256-2265.

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Title: In-situ assessment of structural timber density using non-destructive and semi-destructive testing
Author/s:
  • Iñiguez González, Guillermo
  • Montón Lecumberri, Joaquín
  • Arriaga Martitegui, Francisco
  • Segués, Edgar
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bioresources
Date: 2015
ISSN: 1930-2126
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Core drilling; Density; In-situ assessment;Probing; Screw withdrawal; Timber
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Both non-destructive and semi-destructive tests can potentially be very efficient methods for the assessment of structural timber density. This paper describes an investigation into the suitability of three techniques: core drilling, probing, and screw withdrawal. It presents the results after testing 150 pieces of large cross-section (80mmx120mm) structural timber of radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don.) from a Spanish source. A strong correlation was found between specimen density and core drilling. Meanwhile, there was also a meaningful correlation with the screw withdrawal, and an acceptable correlation with probing. Even though differences were observed in their predictive capacity, none of these procedures should be rejected as a way of estimating density, as each has its own respective advantanges and limitations.

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Item ID: 41368
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41368/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41368
DOI: 10.15376/biores.10.2.2256-2265
Official URL: https://bioresources.cnr.ncsu.edu/resources/in-situ-assessment-of-structural-timber-density-using-non-destructive-and-semi-destructive-testing/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Aug 2016 11:23
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 14:18
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