The objective of this article is to evaluate the relationship between the dynamic modulus of elasticity (MOEd), which was obtained with acoustic-based nondestructive testing (NDT) methods, and static bending properties of two domestic hardwood oak species. The mechanical properties were conducted using static modulus of elasticity (MOE) and modulus of rupture (MOR) in radial and tangential directions. Mechanical tests were performed according to ASTM D143 on small clear, defect-free specimens from the two tree species: red oak (Quercus rubra) and white oak (Quercus alba). The MOEd was determined by two NDT methods and three longitudinal vibration methods based on the fast Fourier transform. The destructive strength values obtained in this study were within the expected range for these species. The MOE was best predicted by NDT methods for both species but also had a strong capability to predict MOR.

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