Effect of Artificial Inhomogeneity of Density and Drilling on Dynamic Properties Developed by Poplar Block Species (Populus nigra) Jointed with Oak Wood (Quercus castaneifolia) Beams

Mostafa Kohantorabi, Amirhooman Hemmasi, Mohammad Talaeipour, Mehran Roohnia, Behzad Bazyar


Inhomogeneities in wood and wood products are evident. Sometimes these inhomogeneities are combined with other inhomogeneities such as drilling. Each can have different effects on dynamic properties, and these footprints can cause hidden defects in wood and wood products. In this research, the effects of artificial inhomogeneity of density and drilling diameters (1 mm, 3 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm) on dynamic properties of the beams produced from oak wood jointed with poplar blocks (one at the end and the other at the central part of the beam) were investigated. Free vibration on a free-free beam test was subjected for the evaluations. The results indicated that factors such as dynamic modulus of elasticity, acoustic coefficients, and damping capacity, were affected by both inhomogeneity and drillings. The acoustical converting efficiency showed the exact location of inhomogeneity. It also showed the level of drilling diameter.


Acoustical converting efficiency; Defect; Drilling; Inhomogeneity; Oak wood; Vibration

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