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Author Lukowsky, Dirk, 1961- author.

Title Failure analysis of wood and wood-based products / Dirk Lukowsky
Published New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., ©2015


Description 1 online resource (xi, 220 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables
Contents A. About the author -- B. Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Investigation strategy -- Avoiding pitfalls -- Analysis specimens -- Parallel findings -- 3. Methods -- Documentation -- Sample-taking -- Sanding down -- Simulation of production or service conditions -- Wood moisture content -- Physical investigation methods -- Microscopy -- Chemical investigation methods -- 4. Interpretation of features and distributions -- Chronology of findings -- Distribution of features -- Interpretation of cracks and checks -- Interpretation of bonding failures -- Interpretation of discolorations -- 5. Examples of failures -- Undetermined failure causes -- Slope of grain -- Coarse flakes/particles/holes in surface layer of particleboard and fiberboard -- Inadequately compressed adhesive and its consequences -- Failures due to iron -- Acid damage to hpl -- Premature wear of coating -- Did interior environmental conditions cause blistering? -- Diagonal grain orientation as cause of parquet failure -- Unusual distribution of efflorescence -- A. Appendix -- List of abbreviations and conversion of units -- Some comments on acceptable humidity levels -- Scientific names of featured wood species and organisms -- Cas numbers of chemicals -- B. References
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Written by an expert in the areas of failure analysis, coatings, and wood preservatives, this practical guide presents innovative ways to analyze obvious wood failure using a full range of forensic analysis methods
Cover image and table of contents, viewed on Apr 22, 2015
Subject Wood -- Testing.
Wood -- Fatigue -- Testing
Wood -- Testing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780071839372
Other Titles Schadensanalyse Holz und Holzwerkstoffe. English