Stress Wave Non-Destructive Testing

Stress Wave Non-Destructive Testing is a method for testing the integrity of materials, and is most commonly applied to timber structures. A stress wave is induced in a section of timber by attaching a device that can generate an impulsive force on the timber. The speed of the induced stress wave is measured at the point of impact and finally measured again at some distance from the initial point of impact. The difference between initial and final speed can be used as an indicator for the density of the timber section and possible presence of decay.

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External Links & References

  1. Assessment of Decay in Standing Timber Using Stress Wave Timing Nondestructive Evaluation Tools A Guide For Use and Interpretation
  2. Condition Assessment of Timber Bridges Evaluation of Several Stress-Wave Tools
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