Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics


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
  • ...