Summer Training Course on Nondestructive Testing of Wood

Sopron, Hungary, 2010. August 23-27


Organized by:

University of West Hungary, Sopron and IUFRO organization: 5.02.01
Faculty of Wood Sciences, Wood and Paper Technology Institute



If you want to train yourself in wood NDT, please join to the training course. We offer excellent lab. facilities, experienced teachers and 100% involvement in the test procedures. The language of the course is English.

Number of participants are limited in 10.



August 23.

 9.30 - 12.00 Registration and opening meeting. Sopron campus,

        Building D, lecture room 11.

13.00 -17.00 Gamma densitometry of wood, using high sensitivity and

        high resolution γ spectroscopy. Building D, Wood NDT lab.

August 24.

8.30-12.00 Evaluation of living trees by stress wave technique.

        Place: Erzsébet public garden.

13.00-17,00 Pulling test on urban trees, acoustic root detection.

        Place: Botanical garden

August 25.

8.30-12.00 Strength grading of structural lumber based on EN-338.

        Place: TAEG Saw mill Sopron.

13.00-17.00 Sound absorbtion coefficient determination using

        standing wave method. Place: Acoustic lab.

August 26.

8.30-12.00 Evaluation of the residual strength of individual wooden

        members of a roof structure using screw withdrawal, drill sampling

        and stress wave technique: Place: Main building roof.

13.00-17.00 Thermal conductivity determination of an existing wall,

        using dynamic technique. Building D, lecture room 11.

August 27.

8.30-12.00 Wood selection for musical instrument. Stress wave velocity

        and logarithmic decrement determination, acoustic impedance.

Registration fee: 190 Euro, including training material, participation at the lab practice, 5 lunches, accommodation for 6 nights at the student dormitory, 3 beds/room. For separate room the extra fee is: 80 Euro. Payment: cash at the registration.

Registration dead line: 2010. June 30.

For registration please fill this form and send back by fax to Ferenc Divos e-mail:, training course co-ordinator.



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Select your registration fee (circle in): 190 Euro or 270 Euro, (separate room)