The use of ultrasonic techniques to evaluate the properties of engineered wood-based materials is discussed with respect to research to date and the use of more advanced techniques. The latter is critical because of the rapid evolution from solid wood to reconstituted structural materials. In addition, although considerable research has been done, there have been few introductions into manufacturing. This chapter traces the history of the use and latest developments of ultrasonics in several key areas, particularly the measurement of adhesive curing and quality in composites and laminates, and detection of flaws in solid wood materials. The techniques reviewed apply to product development, material properties, process control, product quality assessment, and evaluation of products in service.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||39|
|ISBN (Print)||1466645547, 9781466645547|
|State||Published - Sep 30 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)