Acoustics of Wood / Edition 2

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Overview

The book 'Acoustics of Wood' is devoted to those aspects related to the development of acoustic methods as an effective means for examining physical properties of wood through an interdisciplinary approach. The main parts of the book are: environmental acoustics, material characterization and quality assessment.

In the first part of the book a discussion of the physical phenomena associated with the propagation of acoustic waves in forests is presented. The behavior of wood and wood-based composites as materials used in architectural acoustics is also discussed. The second part was written in response to practical considerations about wood uses. This part provides an introductory understanding of basic aspects related to the theory of waves propagation in anisotropic solids, experimental methods for acoustics and mechanic characterization of wood, examination of wood anisotropy using ultrasonic parameters. In the third part wood quality assessment is discussed. Wood used for musical instruments has the most remarkable quality, with unique acoustic properties. In contrast with wood for musical instruments, free of defects, in common wood the defects are always present. Ultrasonic velocity method, acoustic emission method, acousto-ultrasonic techniques are used for the detection of defects in standing trees, solid wood and wood-based composites. High-energy ultrasonic treatment for wood processing such as drying, defibering, cutting and plasticizing are described in the last chapter.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It will surely remain the most comprehensive work in this field for a long time to come. It belongs on the bookshelf of every material scientist and structural engineer."

CAS Journal, USA

"(...) the author has done an admirable job, collecting, organizing, and reviewing the disparate literature on most aspects of the Acoustics of Wood."

Journal of the Acoustical Society of Amerika, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540261230
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Series: Springer Series in Wood Science , #1431
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

2005 Silver medal "Société d'Encouragement au Progrès" Paris, France

1993-1994 cited in Who's Who - Publications Board

1999 Professor - honorific- University Transylvania- Brasov, Roumania

1978-2005 senior Scientist at INRA -Centre de Recherches Forestières de Nancy, France

since 1979- participation to numerous international conferences on nondestructive testing, ultrasonics, wood, musical instruments

- 1984 Ph D thesis - Dr. Ing. on "ultrasonics and wood" -Institut Supérieur de Matériaux, St. Ouen- Paris, France

1962 diploma on "wood mechanics " Polytechnic Institute, University Transylvania, Brasov, Roumania

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Acoustics of forests and acoustic quality control of some forest products 7
3 Wood and wood-based materials in architectural acoustics 21
4 Theory of and experimental methods for the acoustic characterization of wood 39
5 Elastic constants of wood material 105
6 Wood structural anisotropy and ultrasonic parameters 141
7 Wood species for musical instruments 173
8 Acoustic methods as a nondestructive tool for wood quality assessment 217
9 Environmental modifiers of wood structural parameters detected with ultrasonic waves 241
10 Acoustic emission 271
11 Acousto-ultrasonics 315
12 High-power ultrasonic treatment for wood processing 333
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