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Quantitative Analysis for Termites Damage of Wooden Heritage using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
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  • Journal title : Journal of architectural history
  • Volume 24, Issue 5,  2015, pp.41-48
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Architectural History
  • DOI : 10.7738/JAH.2015.24.5.041
 Title & Authors
Quantitative Analysis for Termites Damage of Wooden Heritage using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
Ahn, Jae-Cheol;
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Quantitative analysis of termites damage is important in terms of conservation and maintenance of wooden cultural heritage buildings, because termites makes cavities and decreases the section area of wooden structural members. The purpose of this study is to forecast the range and spread of termites damage in the wooden structural members by using ultrasonic pulse velocity method. Ultrasonic pulse velocity has been used as one of non-destructive test to analysis the internal defect by using difference velocity between medium material and cavity. This method would be effective to analysis termites damages. From the result of the ultrasonic velocity test, the loss rate of area effected by termites damage had a strong correlation with ultrasonic velocity. And it is possible to predict the loss rate of area from by termites damage by using regression equation in the case of structural member of fine tree.
Biological deterioration;Termites damage;Ultrasonic;Loss of area;Wooden heritage;
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