Parameters of wood welding: A study with infrared thermography

Ganne-Chédeville, Christelle; Properzi, Milena; Pizzi, Antonio; Leban, Jean-Michel; Pichelin, Frédéric (2006). Parameters of wood welding: A study with infrared thermography Holzforschung, 60(4), pp. 434-438. De Gruyter 10.1515/HF.2006.068

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Welding of wood is a well-known joining procedure that offers several advantages over traditional mechanical fasteners or gluing. During welding, extensive solid-state transformation phases occur in the so-called melting zone and the heat-affected zone. The nature and the extension of such transformations are correlated to the energy input and thus to the heat generated during the process at the wood joint interface. In the present work the influence of the welding parameters and wood grain orientation on the temperature profile and distribution and final strength of welded connections was investigated. For this purpose, the characteristics of the joints were evaluated with both destructive and non-destructive techniques. Non-destructive evaluation was performed with infrared thermography, which allowed measurement of the maximal and average peak temperature, temperature profile and distribution, and rate of temperature increase. Thus, this technique can also be used to detect welding defects and to provide information on material modification during welding.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
BFH Centres and strategic thematic fields > BFH Centre for Wood - Resource and Material


Ganne-Chédeville, Christelle0000-0003-1000-6759;
Properzi, Milena;
Pizzi, Antonio;
Leban, Jean-Michel and
Pichelin, Frédéric0000-0003-3856-6707


Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery




De Gruyter


Christelle Ganne-Chédeville

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17 Dec 2019 10:49

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