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Record number 110195
Title The use of an acoustic technique to assess wood decay in laboratory soil-bed tests
Author(s) Machek, L.; Militz, H.; Sierra-Alvarez, R.
Source Wood Science and Technology 34 (2001). - ISSN 0043-7719 - p. 467 - 472.
Department(s) Forest Ecology and Forest Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2001
Abstract This study assesses the changes in elastic behaviour (i.e. modulus of elasticity - MOE) and mass loss of different hardwood and softwood species exposed to decay in laboratory soil-bed tests. Elasticity moduli were determined using conventional static methods as well as a dynamic method based on flexural vibration. The results obtained show a high correlation between dynamic and static bending measurements for all the timber species tested at different stages of fungal decay. Furthermore, the non-destructive MOE assessment proved to be a good tool for the early detection of wood decay.
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