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Preliminary results of a structural timber grading procedure in Spain based on nondestructive techniques
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Information
Abstract
The main aim of this paper is to present the preliminary works undertaken to establish a common procedure for the use of nondestructive techniques to evaluate the properties of sawn timber. NDT parameters were measured for the main structural Spanish species: Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), laricio pine (Pinus nigra Arn. Ssp. salzmannii), radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don.), maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.) and sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.). The commercial equipment and techniques used were: Sylvatest Duo and Trio (ultrasound technique), Microsecond Timer (stress wave), Hitman and PLG (vibration analysis), Pilodyn 6J Forest (penetration resistance) and SWRM (screw withdrawal force). A data sheet to collect all the results was designed, taking into account test procedures and adjustment factors. NDT results are being compiled and a protocol is being drawn up, in order to standardize the test procedures and to homogenize the data analysis.
International
Si
Congress
18th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
960
Place
Madison, Wisconsin, EEUU
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00-0000-000-0
Start Date
24/09/2013
End Date
27/09/2013
From page
386
To page
395
Proceedings 18th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-226. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Participants
  • Autor: Guillermo Iñiguez Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Daniel Fernandez Llana (UPM)
  • Autor: María José Montero García-Andrade (UPM)
  • Autor: Eva Hermoso Prieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Esteban Herrero (UPM)
  • Autor: José L. García de Ceca (CIFOR-INIA)
  • Autor: Ignacio Bobadilla Maldonado (UPM)
  • Autor: Raquel Mateo Campos (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Arriaga Martitegui (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Construcción con Madera
  • Departamento: Construcción y Vías Rurales
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