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    Author(s): R.J. Ross; X. Wang; B.K. Brashaw
    Date: 2005
    Source: Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and civil structures. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing Limited, c2005: ISBN: 1855739399 ; 0849395445: pages 100-114.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    This chapter presents a summary of the Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual. It focuses on current inspection techniques for decay detection and provides guidelines on the use of various non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods in locating and defining areas of deterioration in timber bridge components and other civil structures.

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    Citation

    Ross, R.J.; Wang, X.; Brashaw, B.K. 2005. Detecting decay in wood components. Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and civil structures. Cambridge, England : Woodhead Publishing Limited, c2005: ISBN: 1855739399 ; 0849395445: pages 100-114.

    Keywords

    Bridges, inspection, testing, nondestructive testing, wooden bridges, deterioration, biodegradation, wood-decaying fungi, service life, building materials, decay fungi, timber bridges

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