Data-base has been created for computer assisted wood
identification. At present, it contains information on 40 timber
species of India in the GUESS programme. A computer assisted
software 'CALPRO' has been developed taking into consideration the
physical and mechanical properties of the wood. This computer
programme can calculate suitability indices and safe working
stresses for predicting end uses. A data-base has also been created
for 25 timbers and it will be extended to other timbers.