Workshop

Structural Timber Grading by Nondestructive Methods

Training course

Sopron, September 12-13, 2011

 

Training goals:

           Provide a brief overview of nondestructive timber grading methods

           Introduction and practical training in the use of mobile strength grading equipment

           Comparision and evaluation of several commercially available NDT grading instruments

           Introducing the newest developments in NDT timber grading (e.g. integrated log-to-timber evaluation, etc.)


Monday, September 12

Time 
Event  
Location 
9:00 
Short welcome, discussion about the programme 
University of West Hungary (UWH) 
9:15 
A brief introduction to nondestructive timber grading (Dr. Laszlo Bejo, UWH) 
UWH 
10:00 
Leaving for the Sopron Sawmill 
 
10:30 
Selection of softwood planks for timber grading 
Sopron Sawmill 
12:30 
Lunch together 
“Nyugat” Restaurant 
14:00 
Demonstration of various timber grading techniques (Dr. Frank Divos, Ferenc Sismandy-Kiss, UWH, Ing. Pieter Rozema,Technical Director, Brookhuis) 
UWH laboratory facilities 
16:00 
A tour of UWH and the botanical gardens (optional) 
UWH 

Tuesday, September 13

Time  
Event  
Location 
9:00 
An introduction to standing timber evaluation, and integrated log-to-timber evaluation (Dr. Peter Carter, Fiber-Gen) 
UWH 
10:00 
Standing timber evaluation demonstration (Dr. Peter Carter, Ferenc Sismandy-Kiss) 
UWH Botanical gardens 
11:30 
Timber grading by NDT; MOR tests Evaluating the timber using three NDT methods, as well as static ramp testing (Ing. Pieter Rozema, Dr. Peter Carter, Ferenc Sismandy-Kiss, Dr. Laszlo Bejo) 
UWH Timber Structures Tesing Laboratory 
12:30 
Lunch together 
“Nyugat” Restaurant 
14:00 
Timber grading (continued) 
UWH TST Laboratory 
16:00 
Evaluation and discussion of the results 
UWH TST Laboratory 
17:00 
Closing remarks, training evaluation, feedback 
UWH TST Laboratory 

Note: all grading and demonstrations are hands-on!

The schedule above is approximate – we will take as much time as needed for each session.

 

 

Training organisers:

University of West Hungary, Faculty of Wood Sciences

 

Instructors:    

Laszlo Bejo, Associate Professor, UWH

Frank Divos, Professor, Head, Jozsef Bodig NDT laboratory, UWH

Ferenc Sismandy-Kiss, PhD student, UWH

Peter Carter, Chief Executive, Fibre-gen, New Zealand

Pieter Rozema Technical Director, Brookhuis Micro Electronics, The Netherlands