Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae


Education/Professional Career

1992:

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Inst. of Technology, Lund University

1992-1998:

Research associate, Division of Structural Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

1995:

Licentiate in Engineering, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Inst. of Technology, Lund University

1998:

Ph.D., Dept. of Structural Engineering, Inst. of Technology, Lund University

1998-2002:

Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, (acting 98 – 00) (sabbatical 2001)
Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2000:

Senior Researcher, (part-time), Danish building research institute (SBI), Hørsholm, Denmark

2001:

Guest Professor/researcher in Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Canada

2002-2006:

Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

since 2006:

Associate Professor in Wood Science and Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Others

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Wood-water-interaction: moisture state and history fully coupled to mechanical state and history

Experimental study of moisture sorption on cell-wall level.

Moisture induced stresses as action on structures

2 and 3-D hygro-mechanical models on continuum scale.

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

Frandsen, H. L and S. Svensson, 2007: Implementation of sorption hysteresis in multi-Fickian moisture transport. Holzforschung, 61, pp 693 – 701.

Frandsen, H. L, L Damkilde and S. Svensson, 2007: A revised multi-Fickian moisture transport model to describe non-Fickian effects in wood. Holzforschung, 61, pp 563 – 572.

Frandsen, H. L, S. Svensson and L Damkilde, 2007: A hysteresis model suitable for numerical simulation of moisture content in wood. Holzforschung, 61, pp 175 – 181.

Sørensen, J. D. and S. Svensson, B. D. Stang, 2005: Reliability-based calibration of load duration factors for timber structures. Structural Safety 27 pp. 153 - 169.

Jönsson, J. and S. Svensson, 2004: A contact free measurement method to determine internal stress states in glulam. Holzforschung, 58 pp. 148 - 153.

Lam, F., S. Abayakoon, S. Svensson, and C. Gyamfi, 2003: Influence of proof loading on the reliability of members. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff,61 pp. 432-438.

Svensson, S. and T. Toratti, 2002: Mechanical Response of Wood Perpendicular to Grain when Subjected to Changes of Humidity. Wood Science and Technology 36, pp145-156.

Svensson, S. and A. Mårtensson, 2002. Simulation of drying stresses in wood. Part II Convective Air Drying of Sawn Timber. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff 60, pp. 72-80.

Toratti, T. and S. Svensson, 2000: Mechano-Sorptive Experiments Perpendicular to Grain under Tensile and Compressive Loads. Wood Science and Technology, 34 pp.317-326.

Svensson, S. and A. Mårtensson, 1999. Simulation of drying stresses in wood. Part I Comparison Between One and Two Dimensional Models. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff, 57 pp.129-136.