Device for estimating the wood density
Simple, intuitive, reliable and non-destructive device for testing the wood density, which is use in construction developed by the Research Group Building with Wood.
The developed solution is coupled to a commercial drill and it is lightweight and sturdy. It is improved the estimation of wood density use in construction over current methods over 20% obtaining correlation coefficients above 0.9. Simple starting and test methodology. Moreover, allows discover pathologies of biotic origin.
The device fits in the field of wood technology, specifically in inspection elements and wooden structures by non or semi- destructive methods.
Woodex is coupled to a commercial drill and extract a given volume of wood
This allows us to estimate the density of the wood piece tested by the ratio between its mass and volume of the hollow generated, and correlate with other physical and / or mechanical properties. Thus, the system relates the wood density of the extracted piece to the overall element.
This method improves the estimation of wood density obtaining correlation coefficients greater than 0.9 when the most current methods offer 0.6.
“Non-destructive system and testing methodology to estimate the wood density in a simple, fast and reliable way”
“Only knowing the true condition of the wood elements is the way to avoid the loss of our historical patrimony”
Roberto Martínez, Ignacio Bobadilla.
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