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Michael O Hunt

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hunt's research interests include structural applications of wood-base composite materials and use, reuse and care of wood in historic preservation and restoration. His world of experience has brought him from a product engineer, professor emertius of wood science at Purdue, to a highly regarded hardwood consultant.

Research Group - Wood Products and Wood Products Manufacturing

Facilities - Wood Research Lab

Hardwood Resources - Preservative-Treated Yellow Poplar


Selected Publications

Hunt, M., Ross, R., Wang, X., Soltis, L., Leavitt, R., & Cai, Z. (in press). Assessment of In-place Wood Floor Systems. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Wang, X., Ross, R., Hunt, M., Erickson, J., & Forsman, J. (2005). Low frequency vibration approach for assessing performance of wood floor systems. Wood and Fiber Science, 37(3), 371-378.

Fridley, K., Hunt, M., & Rosowsky, D. (2002). Creep and creep recovery models for wood under high stress. Wood and Fiber Science, 34(3), 425-433.

Ross, R., Hunt, M., & Soltis, L. (2002). Pilot study to examine use of transverse vibration nondestructive evaluation for assessing floor systems. Forest Products Journal, 52(1), 89-93.

Ross, R., Hunt, M., & Soltis, L. (2002). Transverse vibration technique to identify deteriorated wood floor systems. Experimental techniques, July/August, 28-30.

Soltis, L., Ross, R., & Hunt, M. (2002). Vibration testing of timber floor systems. Forest Products Journal, 52(10), 75-81.

Hunt, M. (in press). Pressed Metal Ceiling's Effect on Floor Stiffness. APT Bulletin.

Hunt, M., O'Malley, A., Feist, W., McCabe, G., & Cassens, J. L. (n.d.). Weathering of painted wood construction: facade restoration. Forest Products Journal, 53(4), 51-60.

Hunt, M., Hunt, R. R., & Soltis, L. (2003). Vibration Techniques for Structural Evaluation of Wood Floor Systems.

Wang, R. R., Hunt, M., & Forsman, J. E. (2003). Low frequency vibration approach to assess the performance of wood floor systems.

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