Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 AM

Description

Knowledge of internal defects within hardwood logs can be useful even prior to a log’s entry into the sawmill. It is in the log yard where the first important decisions are made about processing. First, based upon perceived quality, logs may be sorted as veneer logs or as high-quality sawlogs and sold to domestic veneer mills or for export. Second, roundwood may be bucked into smaller logs to isolate defect areas and to obtain sawlogs with longer sections of clear wood. And third, logs containing metal objects can be identified, thereby preventing headrig saw damage and costly mill down-time.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Civil Structures and Materials

Pages

2257-2264

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_288

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Nondestructive Evaluation of Hardwood Logs Using Automated Interpretation of CT Images

La Jolla, CA

Knowledge of internal defects within hardwood logs can be useful even prior to a log’s entry into the sawmill. It is in the log yard where the first important decisions are made about processing. First, based upon perceived quality, logs may be sorted as veneer logs or as high-quality sawlogs and sold to domestic veneer mills or for export. Second, roundwood may be bucked into smaller logs to isolate defect areas and to obtain sawlogs with longer sections of clear wood. And third, logs containing metal objects can be identified, thereby preventing headrig saw damage and costly mill down-time.