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Acoustic emission related to strain energy during drying of Eucalyptus regnans boards


Booker, JD and Doe, PE, Acoustic emission related to strain energy during drying of Eucalyptus regnans boards, Wood Science and Technology, 29, (2) pp. 145-156. ISSN 0043-7719 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00229344


During timber drying, surface differential shrinkage within a board causes a high surface tensile stress and associated instantaneous strain. Acoustic Emission (AE) is generated when localised irreversible stress release events act to reduce the strain energy imparted to the material. A nonlinear one-dimensional drying model was used to calculate through-thickness moisture, stress and strain profiles during drying. The surface stress and instantaneous strain were used to calculate the strain energy at the surface. AE was measured during drying and the relationship between strain energy and the cumulative count (total ringdown counts) was investigated. The cumulative count is related to the unrecoverable strain energy rather than the elastic or recoverable strain energy. The cumulative count is not a useful measure of the propensity for surface checking. However the peak AE rate values are closely related to the surface instantaneous strain. © 1995 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Wood, wood products and paper not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Booker, JD (Mr James Derek Booker)
UTAS Author:Doe, PE (Dr Peter Doe)
ID Code:3618
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22

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