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Strength properties of thermally modified softwoods and its relation to polymeric structural wood constituents
Thermal modification at relatively high temperatures (ranging from 150 to 260 °C) is an effective method to improve the dimensional stability and resistance against fungal attack. This study wasExpand
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Predispositions and symptoms of Agrilus borer attack in declining oak trees
Nous presentons les resultats d'une etude semi-quantitative portant sur le role du Coleoptere Agrilus biguttatus F. dans le deperissement de chenes en Belgique. Les larves de cet insecte s'attaquentExpand
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Recent Micro-CT Scanner Developments at UGCT
This paper describes two X-ray micro-CT scanners which were recently developed to extend the experimental possibilities of microtomography research at the Ghent University (Belgium). Expand
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Optimisation of a two-stage heat treatment process: durability aspects
Heat treatment of wood at relatively high temperatures (in the range of 150–280°C) is an effective method to improve biological durability of wood. This study was performed to investigate the effectExpand
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Species-specific growth responses to climate variations in understory trees of a Central African rain forest
Basic knowledge of the relationships between tree growth and environmental variables is crucial for understanding forest dynamics and predicting vegetation responses to climate variations. TreesExpand
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Assessment of the tensile properties of coir, bamboo and jute fibre
Natural fibres are studied as alternatives for man-made fibres to reinforce composites while keeping the weight lower. The assessment of the value of some commonly available tropical fibres for theExpand
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Heat treatment of wood is an effective method to improve the dimensional stability and durability against biodegradation. Optimisation of a two-stage heat treatment process at relatively mildExpand
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The Significance of Accelerated Laboratory Testing Methods Determining the Natural Durability of Wood
Summary Under laboratory conditions basidiomycete and soft rot tests were carried out on more than 20 hardwood species and 3 softwood species together with reference species to evaluate their naturalExpand
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Methodology to assess both the efficacy and ecotoxicology of preservative-treated and modified wood
Abstract• Wood used in outdoor conditions out of ground contact is susceptible to weathering, inducing both fungal decay and leaching of components to the environment.• This paper presents aExpand
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Three-dimensional imaging and analysis of infested coated wood with X-ray submicron CT☆
Abstract Coated pine sapwood infested with the blue stain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans was visualized in three dimensions using X-ray computed tomography with submicron resolution. Scanning andExpand
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