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Service life prediction of wood: scale-dependent tools within a bio-engineering framework

Jan Van den Bulcke UGent, Joris Van Acker UGent and Marc Stevens UGent (2008) Proceedings IRG39 Conference.
abstract
Service life prediction (SLP) is a complex yet essential method for the building industry. Accurate and precise assessment of the components is crucial for a strong position of wood on the market. As it is a biological material, wood has an inherent variability and is susceptible to fungal attack. Therefore a profound knowledge of these characteristics is the corner stone of SLP for wood products. Briefly, the theoretical background of SLP will be explained and the major part of this paper illustrates the use of different scale-dependent testing protocols: lab testing (ENV 12038), hybrid testing (FCU – Fungal Control Unit) and in-field testing (CMM – Continuous Moisture Monitoring) as tools for an estimation of performance life. Examples of moisture balance and decay of plywood will be given. Finally, in silico simulation of fungal growth will be mentioned briefly as a means to derive knowledge on decay from cyberfungal growth on a virtual substrate.
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
moisture, simulation, service life prediction, accelerated weathering
in
Proceedings IRG39 Conference
conference name
IRG39 Conference
conference location
Istanbul, Turkey
conference start
2008-05-25
conference end
2008-05-29
ISBN
N/A
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
id
674715
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-674715
date created
2009-06-02 13:16:56
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2009-09-05 15:47:09
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  abstract     = {Service life prediction (SLP) is a complex yet essential method for the building industry. Accurate and precise assessment of the components is crucial for a strong position of wood on the market. As it is a biological material, wood has an inherent variability and is susceptible to fungal attack. Therefore a profound knowledge of these characteristics is the corner stone of SLP for wood products. Briefly, the theoretical background of SLP will be explained and the major part of this paper illustrates the use of different scale-dependent testing protocols: lab testing (ENV 12038), hybrid testing (FCU -- Fungal Control Unit) and in-field testing (CMM -- Continuous Moisture Monitoring) as tools for an estimation of performance life. Examples of moisture balance and decay of plywood will be given. Finally, in silico simulation of fungal growth will be mentioned briefly as a means to derive knowledge on decay from cyberfungal growth on a virtual substrate.},
  author       = {Van den Bulcke, Jan and Van Acker, Joris and Stevens, Marc},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings IRG39 Conference},
  isbn         = {N/A},
  keyword      = {moisture,simulation,service life prediction,accelerated weathering},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  title        = {Service life prediction of wood: scale-dependent tools within a bio-engineering framework},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Van den Bulcke, Jan, Joris Van Acker, and Marc Stevens. 2008. “Service Life Prediction of Wood: Scale-dependent Tools Within a Bio-engineering Framework.” In Proceedings IRG39 Conference.
APA
Van den Bulcke, J., Van Acker, J., & Stevens, M. (2008). Service life prediction of wood: scale-dependent tools within a bio-engineering framework. Proceedings IRG39 Conference. Presented at the IRG39 Conference.
Vancouver
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Van den Bulcke J, Van Acker J, Stevens M. Service life prediction of wood: scale-dependent tools within a bio-engineering framework. Proceedings IRG39 Conference. 2008.
MLA
Van den Bulcke, Jan, Joris Van Acker, and Marc Stevens. “Service Life Prediction of Wood: Scale-dependent Tools Within a Bio-engineering Framework.” Proceedings IRG39 Conference. 2008. Print.