Surface and subsurface quality evaluation of engineered wood products by ultrasonic means

Frank C. Beall, Henrique Reis

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology
PublisherIGI Global
Pages182-220
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645554
ISBN (Print)1466645547, 9781466645547
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Beall, F. C., & Reis, H. (2013). Surface and subsurface quality evaluation of engineered wood products by ultrasonic means. In Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology (pp. 182-220). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4554-7.ch005