Establishing a Dynamic Elastic Modulus Prediction Model of Larch Based on Nondestructive Testing Data

Liting Cheng, Wei Wang, Zhiguo Yang, Jian Dai

Abstract


To accurately evaluate the dynamic elastic modulus (Ed) of wood in ancient timberwork buildings, the new materials of larch were used as the research object, and the stress wave nondestructive testing method was used to determine it. Based on nondestructive testing data, this paper proposed a method for predicting the Ed of larch using the principle of information diffusion. It selected the distance (D) from the bark to the pith in the cross-section of the wood and the height (H) from the base to the top in the radial section of the wood. The fuzzy diffusion relationships between the two evaluation indexes and the Ed were established using the information diffusion principle and the first- and second-order fuzzy approximate inferences in the fuzzy information optimization process. The calculation results showed that the dynamic elastic modulus model constructed by the information diffusion method can better predict the Ed of larch. The coefficient of determination between the measured value and the predicted value of the Ed was 0.861, they were in good agreement. The weights of the two influencing factors were 0.7 and 0.3, respectively, the average relative error of the fitted sample data was the minimum, which was 8.55%. This prediction model provided a strong basis for field inspection.

Keywords


Stress wave; Distance base-top; Fuzzy matrix; Information diffusion

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