Validating a crosscutting simulation program based on computed tomography scanning of logs
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, ISSN 0018-3768, E-ISSN 1436-736X, Vol. 73, no 2, 143-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wood scanners and software for calculating crosscutting positions have been used in the wood industry for some years now. The scanners are used to detect biological and geometrical deviations on the sawn timber, which makes it possible to remove undesired defects using crosscut saws. Yield calculations for crosscutting have not been investigated to the same extent as sawing yield calculations for primary breakdown of logs, especially if the whole chain from log to end product is considered. The objective of this study was to validate the result of a computer program developed for simulating crosscutting of boards. The crosscut simulations were performed with respect to knot characteristics on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) board surfaces. Validating a crosscutting simulation program would mean that it can be used to investigate how raw material and customization of quality rules affect the yield in a wood production chain from log to crosscut end product. The validation showed that crosscutting yield for boards could be predicted with a root mean square error of 13 percentage points, and the technique can be used to identify unsuitable logs for a certain product at an early stage of production.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 73, no 2, 143-150 p.
Research subject Wood Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-15169DOI: 10.1007/s00107-014-0869-6Local ID: ea7d9d6f-eef2-4915-b480-5b6131d182f7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-15169DiVA: diva2:988142
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20140515 (magfre)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved