Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Objectives


The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the state of the art of wood micro-characterization and to communicate current ideas and strategies for its exploration in the field of wood micromechanics. Particular emphasis will be given on assessing the potential of emerging experimental and computational techniques and of combinations of already well-established techniques for investigating the ultrastructural origin of the moisture and time dependence of the mechanical behavior of wood.

The workshop aims at fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and interactions among researchers in wood mechanics within and beyond the framework of COST Action FP0802.

The workshop will bring together researchers from a different areas of engineering including biology, physics, chemistry, material science, forestry, engineering, etc. Also specialists in micro-characterization techniques working in other fields than wood mechanics are very welcome to the workshop.

Participation of specialists in wood modification and related science sectors would be appreciated in order to assess the potential of using samples that have been treated mechanically or modified thermally, chemically, genetically, or with enzymes.