Christoph Buksnowitz

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Electronic speckle pattern interferometry was applied to directly measure the distribution of longitudinal, tangential, and shear strains in small boards of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) exposed to tensile load in longitudinal direction. A sample with a central intergrown knot and one with an equivalent loose knot were compared with reference(More)
The definition of quality in the field of resonance wood for musical instrument making has attracted considerable interest over decades but has remained incomplete. The current work compares the traditional knowledge and practical experience of violin makers with a material-science approach to objectively characterize the properties of resonance wood.(More)
The orientation of the tracheid cells with respect to the stem axis (grain angle, spiral grain) exerts a strong influence on numerous material properties. Therefore, several methods have been developed to assess this wood anatomical feature. The current study compares SilviScan spiral grain measurements, which uses X-ray diffractometry, with direct(More)
This study presents three-point bending test results of Norway spruce clear wood specimens loaded on the radial-longitudinal plane in two different load cases. The tested samples were graded as resonance wood for instrument making and were characterised by narrow annual rings and relatively low density. The modulus of elasticity (MOE) and the corresponding(More)
This study characterizes the acoustical behavior of natural fiber composites. Regenerated cellulose fibers (Lyocell), hemp fibers, and flax fibers were embedded in an epoxy-matrix. These unidirectional composites were tested for their logarithmic damping decrement, the resonance frequency, the ultrasound velocity, the dynamic and static modulus of(More)
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