Beech wood shrinkage observed at the microscale by a time series of X-ray computed tomographs (μXCT)

Adam Taylor, Bernhard Plank, Gernot Standfest, Alexander Petutschnigg

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Abstract

The shrinkage behavior of European beech wood was successfully observed on a time series of images obtained by high resolution X-ray computed tomography (μ XCT). The calculated measures for shrinkage and shrinkage anisotropy are consistent with published data. Evidence was provided for the 'ray restraint' theory of shrinkage anisotropy. This technique has a high potential for the study of dynamic processes in wood at the micro-scale, though the resolution of the images is lower and the measurement times are longer in comparison to synchroton radiation μXCT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalHolzforschung
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • 'Ray restraint' theory
  • Anisotropy of shrinkage
  • Shrinkage of wood
  • X-ray computed tomography (μXCT)

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