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Abstract

A system for and method of evaluating a log. The system includes an analysis module having at least one input terminal connectable to the at least one input device. The at least one input terminal is operable to receive at least one signal representing at least one measured property of the log and at least one determined parameter of the log determined in response to an energy being applied to the log. The analysis module further includes a processor coupled to the at least one input terminal. The processor determines a predictive modulus of elasticity (MOE) of the log based at least in part on the at least one measured property and the at least one sensed parameter. The analysis module also includes an output terminal coupled to the processor and connectable to an output device. The output terminal transmits a third signal representing the predictive MOE.

Patent Number

7,043,990

Assignee

Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US); The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC (US)

Application Number

10/470,145

Date Filed

1-30-2002

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

5-16-2006

Disciplines

Engineering | Other Forestry and Forest Sciences

System for and method of performing evaluation techniques on a log or round timber

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