Title: Rapid Assessment Of The Fundamental Property Variation Of Wood
Author: So, Chi-Leung; Groom, Leslie H.; Rials, Timothy G.; Snell, Rebecca; Kelley, Stephen S.; Meglen, Robert;
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp 176-180
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Abstract - Genetic variation, site conditions, silvicultural treatments, seasonal effects, and their complex interaction are all vitally-important factors accounting for the variability and quality of the raw material produced - wood. Quality can be measured in several ways that generally influence the end use. The most desirable measure is the fundamental properties. The physical properties and strength characteristics at selected locations in the bole have been determined for three loblolly pine trees obtained from the Crossett Experimental Forest (Crossett, AR). The range and variation of properties within and between the trees has been summarized in the form of wood property maps. The creation of such property maps via traditional test methods require much time and expense. However, a new rapid assessment technique combining near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy with multivariate statistical techniques to predict these fundamental properties has shown great potential. This paper introduces the application of this developing methodology to wood quality issues by highlighting early results from a larger program that will define the range of properties for southern pine. The results from the standard test methods have been compared with those predicted from NIR spectra/multivariate analysis, and have been shown to provide excellent correlations.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
So, Chi-Leung; Groom, Leslie H.; Rials, Timothy G.; Snell, Rebecca; Kelley, Stephen S.; Meglen, Robert 2002. Rapid Assessment Of The Fundamental Property Variation Of Wood. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp 176-180
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility