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A practical, proven approach to failure analysis of wood and wood-based products using a full range of forensic analysis methods

In Failure Analysis of Wood and Wood-Based Products an expert in the areas of failure analysis, coatings, and wood preservatives presents innovative ways to analyze obvious wood failure and answer the important question of what went wrong—and who has to pay. The book provides an in-depth look at the various common causes of damage to wood and wood-based materials, including surface and coating damage by chemical influences, damage linked to design and conditions of use, and material characteristics. Analytical methods that can in many cases be carried out locally are presented.
  • Offers a full range of forensic analysis methods, including wood moisture measurement, light microscopy, physical and chemical processes, frottage, imprints, lighting, and staining
  • Many of the described techniques are easy to perform and do not require bringing in outside experts.
  • The methods are designed to clearly convey findings to persons of any background and level of understanding

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PRACTICAL, PROVEN METHODS FOR WOOD FAILURE ANALYSIS

Written by an expert in the field, this authoritative resource presents tested techniques for conducting in-depth, professional investigations of failures involving wood and wood-based products. The book offers a detailed look at the various causes of damage to wood, includingmaterial characteristics, design and conditions of use,and chemical influences.

State-of-the-art forensic analysis methods such as tracking of relevant features, physical and chemical analysis, and microscopy are provided. This comprehensive guide shows you how to conduct efficient, costeffective,and reproducible wood failure investigations on site and inthe laboratory and deliver accurate findings and conclusions.

Failure Analysis of Wood and Wood-Based Products covers:

  • Investigation strategy
  • Methods of investigation
  • Interpretation of features and distributions
  • Examples of failures

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Dr. Dirk Lukowsky started his career as a finish carpenter, eventually qualifying as a master cabinetmaker. After ten years spent learning his craft, he studied wood science and technology at the University of Hamburg and earned his Ph.D. with a thesis on the protection of wood with melamine resins. Since 1999, he has worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) in Brunswick, where he specializes in failure analysis and wood protection.

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