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An inexpensive instrument to measure the dynamic response of standing trees to wind loading.

Moore, John R, Gardiner, Barry A, Blackburn , Guy R A, Brickman, Andrew and Maguire, Douglas A (2005) An inexpensive instrument to measure the dynamic response of standing trees to wind loading. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 132 (1-2). pp. 78-83. ISSN 0168 1923

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    Abstract/Description

    A relatively inexpensive caliper type strain-gauge transducer was developed for measuring the dynamic behavior of tree stems and branches subjected to wind loading. Laboratory and field tests showed that the voltage signal produced by the transducer was linearly proportional to the strain it experiences, and that in turn this strain was linearly proportional to the displacement of the branches tested. The transducer was also found to be suitable for measuring the dynamic oscillations of trees.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0168 1923
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind loading; Strain-gauge transducer; Dynamic oscillations
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
    600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry
    500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany) > 582 Plants noted for characteristics & flowers > 582.16 Trees
    Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    S Agriculture > SD Forestry
    Item ID: 1930
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 11:18
    Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 14:55
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1930

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