DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2009.08.010

Abstract: Determining the modulus of elasticity of wood by applying an artificial neural network using the physical properties and non-destructive testing can be a useful method in assessments of the timber structure in old constructions. The modulus of elasticity of Abies pinsapo Boiss. timber was predicted in this study through the parameters of density, width, thickness, moisture content, ultrasonic wave propagation velocity and visual grading of the test pieces. A feedforward multilayer percepton network was designed for this purpose, achieving 88.0% success in the testing or unknown group.