Reconstruction of Pinus Sylvestris knots using measurable log features in the Swedish Pine Stem Bank
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, Vol. 27, no 5, 481-491 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this study was to develop a method for reconstruction of parametrically described whorls and knots from data possible to extract from industrial scanning of logs, using X-ray scanners. The method was conceived using the logs in the Swedish Pine Stem Bank as a foundation, and was based on a few predictor features extracted from these logs; namely whorl volume, distance between whorls and distance between pith and surface. These features were not measured in images but calculated from existing parameterised knots. Simulated test sawing shows that the reconstruction method results in a representative model of the knot structure in the log, when considering the grade distribution of the sawn timber produced by the simulation program. The results of this study could, for instance, be used for improved online quality predictions at sawmills. One step in this direction is to use industrial X-ray data to enlarge the amount of log data available for sawing simulation research. Future work can, therefore, focus on developing a practical application of the results presented here.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 27, no 5, 481-491 p.
Research subject Wood Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13286DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2012.656142Local ID: c7b8bb29-3b31-4155-a1fe-6daadaba2063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-13286DiVA: diva2:986238
Validerad; 2012; 20120305 (magfre)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved