In situ assessment of structural timber using stress-wave measurements

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Springer Netherlands
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Materials and Structures, 2014, 47 pp. 787 - 803
Issue Date:
2014-01
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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.
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