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Title: The potential of acoustics to determine family differences for wood quality in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) trial

Author: Raley, E M; Myszewski, Jennifer H; Byram, T D;

Date: 2007

Source: In: Proc. 29th Southern Forest Tree Improv. Conf. Galveston, TX: June 19-22. 49-55.

Publication Series: Full Proceedings

Description: Acoustics have been used to determine wood quality attributes in both standing timber and sawn lumber. Sonic transmission data are collected non-destructively and can act as a surrogate for stiffness, they are directly related to modulus of elasticity (MOE) and closely related to differences in microfibril angle (MFA). Together with wood density, MFA and MOE are the most important wood characteristics that affect solid wood properties.

Keywords: Acoustics, sonic velocity, wood quality, stiffness, MOE, MFA Loblolly pine, Pinus teada L.

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Raley, E. M.; Myszewski, J. H.; Byram, T. D. 2007. Potential of acoustics to Determine Family Differences for Wood Quality in a Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda L.) Trial. In: Proc. 29th Southern Forest Tree Improv. Conf. Galveston, TX: June 19-22. 49-55.


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