In situ assessment of structural timber using non-destructive techniques
Journal article, 2014

This paper summarizes the test recommendations for selected non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques as developed by members of the RILEM Technical Committee AST 215 “In situ assessment of structural timber”. The recommendations cover visual inspection, moisture content determination, species identification, digital radioscopy, and ground penetrating radar. The paper includes a matrix of common NDT to assess structural timber. The discussion of each technique is intended to provide users with sufficient information to understand the theoretical basis, typical equipment set up, and basic capabilities and limitations.


Mariapaola Riggio

University of Trento

Ron Anthony

Anthony and Associates, Inc.

Francesco Augelli

Polytechnic University of Milan

Bohumil Kasal

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Thomas Lechner

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Wayne Muller

Queensland Government

Thomas Tannert

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions

1359-5997 (ISSN)

Vol. 47 5 749-766

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering



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