Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Topics


Workshop Topics

The workshop will be concerned with experimental and computational characterization techniques in wood mechanics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Wood microstructure
  • wood structure at sub-micrometer scale
  • spatial arrangement of wood polymers in wood cell wall
  • molecular organization and cross-linking structure of wood cell wall
  • interaction of wood polymers with moisture in the cell wall
  • ...
(Hygro-)mechanical properties
  • (micro)structure function relationships
  • hygro-thermo-mechanical properties of cell wall and its components
  • effect of moisture and time on micromechanical behavior of wood
  • in-situ tests
  • ...
Modelling of the material behaviour
  • modeling of (hygro-)mechanical behavior of wood at different length scales
  • multiscale approaches
  • hygro-thermo-mechanical couplings
  • inverse parameter identification
  • virtual testing
  • ...