Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae


Education/Professional Career

1986:

Ph.D. at Minsk University of Technology

since 2007:

Head of Department of Mechanical Wood Technology, Kaunas University of Technology

Others

2007:

Member of CEN TC 112, CEN/TC175/WG3 Thermawood and CEN TC 124 WG 6 Wood Poles.

 

MC & WG2 Member of COST E55 ”Modelling of the Performance of Timber Structures

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

1. Influence of Wood Biological Species and Climatic Conditions on Wood Hygroscopic

Properties. Ongoing since early sixties project with the main objectives to ascertain the effects of different factors on wood sorption properties.

2. Creation and Investigation of Methods for Estimation of Wood Viscous Elastic Properties. Viscous elastic characteristics of wood are investigated using resonance vibrations of wood specimens.

3. Strength Grading of the Structural Timber. Data and statistics about stress/strain/strength relations, grades, strength classes within and between wood species and quality populations.

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

A. Baltrušaitis. Wood Chipping Aspects in Lithuania: Experience and Perspectives. // Implementation Strategies for Biomass Utilization in Europe and Developing Countries. Proceedings of international conference. Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2001, 6 p.

A. Baltrušaitis, V. Pranckevičienė. The influence of sawlog top end diameter, length and taper on volume yield // Baltic Forestry. ISSN 1392-1355. 2001. Vol.7, n.1 (12), p.67-71.

A.Baltrušaitis, V.Pranckevičienė. Strength Grading of the Structural Timber// Medžiagotyra (Materials Science). ISSN 1392-1320. Kaunas: Technologija, 2003. Vol.9, n.3, p.284-287.

A. Baltrušaitis, V. Pranckevičienė. The influence of sawlog top end diameter, length and taper on volume yield // Baltic Forestry. ISSN 1392-1355. 2001. Vol.7, n.1 (12), p.67-71.

K. Ukvalbergienė, A. Baltrušaitis, V. Pranckevičienė. Wood Bandsaw Blade Rigidity: the Impact of Sawblade Dimensions and Strain // Medžiagotyra (Materials Science). ISSN 1392-1320. Kaunas:Technologija, 2004. Vol.10, n.1, p.45-49.

V. Pranckevičienė, A. Baltrušaitis. The Influence of Log Offset on Sawn Timber Volume Yield // Medžiagotyra (Materials Science) ISSN 1392-1320. Kaunas: Technologija, 2005. Vol.11,n.4, p.403-406.

K. Ukvalbergienė, J. Vobolis, A. Baltrušaitis. Impact of Circular Saws Surface Hardness and Thickness on Coefficient of Damping // Medžiagotyra (Materials Science) ISSN 1392-1320. Kaunas: Technologija, 2006. Vol.12,n.2, p.129-133.

A. Baltrušaitis, V. Pranckevičienė. Sawmill model and experimental verification // Nordic-Baltic Network in Wood Material Science and Engineering (WSE): proceedings of the 3rd meeting, October 29-30, 2007, Helsinki, Finland / University of Helsinki; edited by J. Rikala, M. Sipi. ISBN 951-45-9098-8. Helsinki: WSE-Wood Material Science and Engineering, 2007, p. 33-39

A. Baltrušaitis. Modelling of frame saw abrasion in the kerf in sawing softwood logs // Baltic Forestry. ISSN 1392-1355. 2008. Vol.14, n.1, p.44-49.

Antanas Baltrušaitis at al. Strength and stiffness properties of the Lithuanian grown Scots pine (Pinus Sylvestris): comparison of various testing methods. // Nordic-Baltic Network in Wood Material Science and Engineering (WSE): proceedings of the 4rd meeting, November 13-14, 2008, Riga, Latvia / Wood chemistry institute; edited by B. Andersons, H. Tuherm. ISBN 978-9984-39-675-0. Riga: WSE-Wood Material Science and Engineering, 2008, p. 101-107.