Failure and failure mechanisms of wood during longitudinal compression monitored by synchrotron micro-computed tomography
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The lasting plastic deformation of the cellular elements of beech, fir, and spruce wood under uniaxial compression has been investigated by the combination of in situ loading and synchrotron micro-computed tomography. The deformation of singular elements embedded in the tissue and their influence on the deformation lines and surrounding tissue was examined by tomographic reconstructions. An automatic observation of the failure area was applied in the case of the softwoods, which permitted the determination of the densification degree. The development of failure lines differed from the expected pattern by often showing branching. However, the 3D observations confirmed the effects known from 2D examinations in many cases. Show more
Journal / seriesHolzforschung
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SubjectCompression; European beech; Iin situ loading; Norway spruce; Silver fir; Synchrotron radiation micro-computed tomography (SRμCT)
NotesIt was possible to publish this article open access thanks to a Swiss National Licence with the publisher.
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