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Determining moisture gradient profile using X-Ray techniqueAuthor(s): Zhiyong Cai
Source: Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, Sept. 10-13, 2007, Duluth, MN. [S.l. : s.n.], 2007.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionMoisture gradients in wood are known to affect the internal stresses that could cause dimensional changes and defects. Severe deformation of finished products has the potential to damage a manufacturer’s reputation and significantly increase the cost of manufacturing. An innovative approach to nondestructively examine the moisture gradients of different wood species using vertical density profiles from a commercial X-ray based density profiler was described and illustrated. The results indicate that the estimated moisture gradients by the X-ray technique matched well with the actual moisture gradients. It is expected that the new method will provide accurate and prompt information about moisture transfer/movement that will help optimize manufacturing processes.
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CitationCai, Zhiyong. 2007. Determining moisture gradient profile using X-Ray technique. Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, Sept. 10-13, 2007, Duluth, MN. [S.l. : s.n.], 2007.
KeywordsNondestructive, moisture gradient, wood composite, wood density, wood defects, drying, wood moisture, composite materials, moisture, x-rays, nondestructive testing, wood drying, moisture content, hygroscopicity
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