Non-destructive evaluation of veneer using optical scanning and ultrasonic stress wave analysis systems
The integration of optical and ultrasonic measures (i.e., combined system model) best explained the variation in veneer static tensile MOE and Ft. The combined system model best predicted average LVL static tensile MOE. LVL static Ft was best predicted by using overall average veneer measures comprising the entire LVL material, rather than the average of individually predicted veneer Ft used in assembling the LVL. Specifically, the combined system model, which included various specific average defect, growth ring pattern, and MOEd measures comprising the LVL material, best explained the variation in LVL static Ft values (R2 = 0.65) as compared to all other models. Results from this study suggest improved veneer and LVL Ft predictions can be achieved by integrating the existing ultrasonic and optical systems already existing in many manufacturing facilities.
Additionally, the optical model which included average defect, growth ring, and density measurements within the LVL material better explained the variation in LVL static Ft values (R2 = 0.58), as compared to the MOEd (R2 = 0.52) and UPT (R2 = 0.31) models. As a result, the developed optical system showed promise as a suitable veneer grading system. A need was identified for future research on optically grading full-size veneer sheets and manufacturing and testing full-size LVL billets.
Advisor:Funck, James W.; Atre, Sundar; Gupta, Rakesh; Reeb, James; Rochefort, Willie
School:Oregon State University
School Location:USA - Oregon
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:veneer laminated lumber optical scanning ultrasonic douglas fir non destructive evaluation veneers and veneering quality control methods scanners design construction testing
Date of Publication:04/24/2009