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Acoustic Characterization of Resonance Wood

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In this paper, a new approach for the characterization of resonance wood is described. In order to investigate how the wood microstructure influences final resonance performances, an intensive imaging analysis has been done, using innovative methods: X-ray synchrotron light micro- tomography coupled with the scanning electron microscopy. Several samples of Picea Abies (Spruce) from different provenances were tested in order to understand if their acoustic behavior is influenced by microstructure using a scientific approach. The geometrical and morphological information obtained by robust image processing analysis was used to feed a Finite Element Method model for further acoustic simulations. The method helped to show how the microstructure of this material determines its acoustical macro-behavior, allowing an objective sort between the high quality resonance wood and the worse one.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2018

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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