Dr. Frederico Jose Nistal Franca

Dr. Frederico Jose  Nistal Franca

Title

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

fn90@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-2381
Franklin Center, Room 105

Overview

Education

  • Mississippi State University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Forest Resources
  • Federal University of Espírito Santo, Master of Science (MS), Forest Science
  • Federal University of Espírito Santo, Bachelor of Science (BS), Engineering

Research Interests

Nondestructive testing
Physical and mechanical properties of wood
Wood drying
Heat and mass transfer

Teaching Interests

Wood physics

Website

Publications

Year Publications
2021

Lee, Y., Nistal Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Winandy, J. E., Senalik, C. A. 2021. Correlation Analysis of Ultrasonic Stress Wave Characteristics and the Destructive Strength Measurements in Cylindrical Wooden Structure. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 69(1):350-358.

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2021

Franca, F., Shmulsky, R., Ratcliff, J. T., Farber, B., Senalik, C., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Yellow Pine Small Clear Flexural Properties across Five Decades. Forest Products Journal 71(3):233-239.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Franca, F., Ratcliff, J. T., Farber, B., Senalik, C. A., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Compression Properties of Small Clear Southern Yellow Pine Specimens Tested across Five Decades. Forest Products Journal 71(3):240-245.

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2021

Franca, F., Shmulsky, R., Ratcliff, T., Farber, B., Senalik, C. A., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Interrelationships of specific gravity, stiffness, and strength of yellow pine across five decades. Bioresources 16(2):3815-3826.

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2021

Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R., Franca, F. 2021. Non-Destructive Lumber and Engineered Pine Products Research in the Gulf South U.S. 2005–2020. Forests 12(1):91.

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2020

Turkot, C. G., Seale, R. D., Entsminger, E. D., Franca, F., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Nondestructive Evaluation of Red Oak and White Oak Species. Forest Products Journal 70(3):370-377.

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2020

Irby, N., Franca, F., Barnes, H., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Effect of growth rings per inch and specific gravity on compression perpendicular to grain in no. 2: 2 by 8 and 2 by 10 Southern pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(2):213-220.

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2020

Irby, N., Franca, F., Barnes, H., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Effect of growth rings per inch and density on compression parallel to grain in Southern pine lumber. BioResources 15(2):2310-2325.

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2020

Carmona Uzcategui, M., Seale, R. D., Franca, F. 2020. Physical and mechanical properties of clear wood from red oak (Quercus spp.) and white oak (Quercus spp.). Bioresources 15(3):4960-4971.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Nondestructive evaluation of 2 by 8 and 2 by 10 southern pine dimensional lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(1):79-87.

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2020

Anderson, G. C., Owens, F. C., Franca, F., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Correlations between grain angle meter readings and bending properties of mill-run southern pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(3):275-278.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Baptista Vidaurre, G. 2020. Effect of growth stress and interlocked grain on splitting of seven different hybrid clones of Eucalyptus grandis × Eucalyptus urophylla wood. Holzforschung 74(10):917-926.

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2020

Senalik, C., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Grading lumber with acoustic-based technologies Part 1: modeling acoustic (stress) wave behavior in clear wood and lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 52(4):380-389.

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2020

Senalik, C., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Grading lumber with acoustic-based technologies Part 2: ultimate tension stress estimation from time- and frequency-domain parameters. Wood and Fiber Science 52(4):390-399.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Use of longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics to predict mechanical properties of No. 2 Southern pine 2x8 and 2x10 Lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 52(3):280-291.

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2020

Carmona Uzcartegui, M., Seale, R. D., Franca, F. 2020. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) and Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera). Forest Products Journal 70(3):326-334.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Modeling mechanical properties of 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 Southern pine lumber using longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics. Forest Products Journal 68(3):286-294.

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2019

Franca, F., Maciel, A. P., Amorim, T., Sliva, J., Batista, D. 2019. Air-drying of seven clones of Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla wood. Bioresources 14(3):6591-6607.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Assessing Southern pine 2x4 and 2x6 lumber quality: Longitudinal and transverse vibration. Wood and Fiber Science 51(1):2-15.

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2019

Amorim, T., Andrade, J., Franca, F., Arantes, M., Vidaurre, G. 2019. Evaluation of shear strength and wood failure of two African mahogany species planted in Brazil. Forest Products Journal 68(4):430-435.

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2018

Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R., Amorim, T. 2018. Using Transverse Vibration Nondestructive Testing Techniques to Estimate Stiffness and Strength of Southern Pine Lumber. USDA FS FPL Research Paper FPL-RP-695.

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2018

Amorim, T., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Bending strength and stiffness of no. 2 grade southern pine lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 50(2):205-219.

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2017

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Arango, R. A., Woodward, B. M., Dambroz, G. V. 2017. Variation In Natural Durability of Seven Eucalyptus Grandis X Eucalyptus Urophylla Hybrid Clones. Forest Products Journal 67(3/4):6.

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2017

Franca, F., Baptista Vidaurre, G., Nutto, L., Muro Abad, J., Batista, D. C., Cabral Moulin, J. 2017. Relation Between Dendrometric Variables and Growth Stress in Eucalyptus. Brazilian Journal of Forestry and Environment 24.

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2015

Amorim, T., Franca, F., Arango, R. A., Woodward, B. M., Chaves Arantes, M. 2015. Natural resistance of plantation grown African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis) from Brazil to wood-rot fungi and subterranean termites. International Biodegradation & Biodegradation 107:88-91.

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2015

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Yeary, L. A., Hohnholt, C., Forsman, J. W., Ross, R. J. 2015. Condition Assessment of a Historic Trout Rearing Station in Upper Michigan. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note RN-0334

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Graduate Students

    Society Memberships

    • Forest Products Society
    • Society of Wood Science and Technology