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    Author(s): Xiaoquan Yue; Lihai Wang; James P. Wacker; Zhiming Zhu
    Date: 2019
    Source: PeerJ. 7(4): e6444-. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6444.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    To ensure the safety of trees, two NDT (nondestructive testing) techniques, electric resistance tomography and stress wave tomography, were employed to quantitatively detect and characterize the internal decay of standing trees. Comparisons between those two techniques were done to make full use of the individual capability for decay detection.

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    Yue, Xiaoquan; Wang, Lihai; Wacker, James P.; Zhu, Zhiming. 2019. Electric resistance tomography and stress wave tomography for decay detection in trees—a comparison study. PeerJ. 7(4): e6444-. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6444.

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    Keywords

    Stress wave tomography, mass loss, electric resistance tomography, the severity of decay, nondestructive techniques in live trees

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