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Title: Method for predicting dry mechanical properties from wet wood and standing trees

Abstract

A method for determining the dry mechanical strength for a green wood comprising: illuminating a surface of the wood to be determined with light between 350-2,500 nm, the wood having a green moisture content; analyzing the surface using a spectrometric method, the method generating a first spectral data, and using a multivariate analysis to predict the dry mechanical strength of green wood when dry by comparing the first spectral data with a calibration model, the calibration model comprising a second spectrometric method of spectral data obtained from a reference wood having a green moisture content, the second spectral data correlated with a known mechanical strength analytical result obtained from a reference wood when dried and having a dry moisture content.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174445
Patent Number(s):
6,606,568
Application Number:
09/738,912
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Meglen, Robert R., and Kelley, Stephen S. Method for predicting dry mechanical properties from wet wood and standing trees. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Meglen, Robert R., & Kelley, Stephen S. Method for predicting dry mechanical properties from wet wood and standing trees. United States.
Meglen, Robert R., and Kelley, Stephen S. Tue . "Method for predicting dry mechanical properties from wet wood and standing trees". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174445.
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author = {Meglen, Robert R. and Kelley, Stephen S.},
abstractNote = {A method for determining the dry mechanical strength for a green wood comprising: illuminating a surface of the wood to be determined with light between 350-2,500 nm, the wood having a green moisture content; analyzing the surface using a spectrometric method, the method generating a first spectral data, and using a multivariate analysis to predict the dry mechanical strength of green wood when dry by comparing the first spectral data with a calibration model, the calibration model comprising a second spectrometric method of spectral data obtained from a reference wood having a green moisture content, the second spectral data correlated with a known mechanical strength analytical result obtained from a reference wood when dried and having a dry moisture content.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {8}
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