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Title: Chapter 8: Acoustic Assessment of Wood Quality in Trees and Logs
Author: Wang, Xiping; Carter, Peter;
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-238, 2015; pp. 87-101.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: Assessing the quality of raw wood materials has become a crucial issue in the operational value chain as forestry and the wood processing industry are increasingly under economic pressure to maximize extracted value. A significant effort has been devoted toward developing robust nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies capable of predicting the intrinsic wood properties of individual trees, stems, and logs and assessing the value of stands and forests. Such technologies can help foresters make wise management decisions and grow higher quality wood and can lead to greater profitability for the forest industry.
Keywords: wood, timber, nondestructive testing, nondestructive evaluation
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Wang, Xiping; Carter, Peter 2015. Chapter 8: Acoustic Assessment of Wood Quality in Trees and Logs. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-238, 2015; pp. 87-101.
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