Wielinga, Benjamin; Raymond, Carolyn; James, Ryde; Matheson, A. Colin
Use of acoustic tools for assessing stiffness of green wood in standing trees relies on the assumption of a constant value for wood density. This study examined the variability in the green density of the outerwood (outer 5 rings) of 13-year-old Pinus radiata D.Don trees and determined the error introduced by using a constant value. Assuming a constant green density introduced a small (~3%) error in the calculated modulus of elasticity (i.e. density 'as measured' x acoustic velocity2). Acoustic...[Show more]
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