InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Nondestructive testing for assessing wood members in structures: A review

Numerous organizations have conducted research to develop nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques for assessing the condition of wood members in structures. A review of this research was published in 1991. This is an update of the 1991 report. It presents a comprehensive review of published research on the development and use of NDT tools for inplace
assessment of wood members. It examines the fundamental hypothesis behind NDT of wood, reviews several widely used NDT techniques, and summarizes results of projects that focused on laboratory verification of the fundamental hypothesis. Results obtained from projects that used NDT
techniques for in-place evaluation of wood members are
presented. In addition, recommendations are given for
future in-place assessment NDT research.