In situ assessment of structural timber using stress-wave measurements
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- Journal Article
- Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 2014, 47 (5), pp. 787 - 803
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This paper summarizes the test recommendations for in situ assessment of structural timber using stress wave measurements as developed by members of the RILEM Technical Committee AST 215 "In-situ assessment of structural timber". In the first part, the basic principles, the equipment, and the practical application of stress-wave-based testing using the time-of-flight method are described. A detailed testing procedure provides hands-on information on the execution of in-field stress wave testing. A typical example is given to demonstrate step-by-step on how to evaluate stress wave readings and the health state of the inspected timber member. The latter part of the paper gives a short overview of the use of acoustic tomography and ultrasonic echo methods. © 2013 RILEM.
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