Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

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Workshop | Stockholm | November 2009

Workshop on single fiber testing and modeling

November 4-5, 2009 | Stockholm, Sweden

Announcement Folder  

COST Action FP0802 in cooperation with the Paper Mechanics Cluster at undefinedInnventia (formerly STFI-Packforsk) is pleased to announce the Workshop on single fiber testing and modeling to be held on November 4-5, 2009, at Innventia in Stockholm, Sweden.

The objective of the workshop is to collect knowledge and identify the state-of-the-art and future research directions in micromechanical testing and modeling of wood and pulp fibers as well as other natural fibres.


Scientific Program

The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to invited presentations from distinguished scientists in the field.

On the second day of the workshop short oral and poster presentations will be given covering research activities related to the topic of the workshop in all three working groups of the COST Action and in the Paper Mechanics Cluster. Plenty of time will be reserved for discussions.


Book of Abstract



Programme at a glance

November 4, 2009

08:30 - 09:00

Opening Session undefined(Presentation of Action) undefined(Presentation of Innventia)

Invited Lectures Session I

09:00 - 09:50

Stephen Shaler (UMaine, USA) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

09:50 - 10:15

Michaela Eder (MPI Golm, Germany) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

10:15 - 10:30

Poster Session I

B. Svennerstedt, T. Nilsson and P.J. Gustafsson, Fibre strength, stiffness and thickness of Swedish grown hemp – a study of plant development and fibre conditions undefined(Presentation)

L. S. Beltran and E. Schlangen, Tensile strength of bundles of softwood fibres undefined(Presentation)

A. Thygesen, B. Madsen, A. B. Thomsen and H. Lilholt, Analysis of strength of flax fibre bundles undefined(Presentation)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Invited Lectures Session II

11:00 - 11:50

Robert Schennach (TU Graz, Austria) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) (undefinedPresentation)

11:50 - 12:15

Notburga Gierlinger (JKU Linz, Austria) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

12:15 - 12:30

Poster Session II

P. Saketi, M. v. Essen and P. Kallio, Flexibility measurement of individual paper fibers using microrobotics undefined(Presentation)

J. B. Pristov, A. Mitrović, V. Maksimović, D. Djikanović, D. Mutavdžić, J. Simonović and K. Radotić, Variability and relation of lignin, low molecular mass phenolics and cell wall bound peroxidases in the needels of Serbian spruce (Picea omorika (Pančić) Purkynĕ) during four seasons undefined(Presentation)

K. Radotić, D. Djikanović, J. Simonović, J. B. Pristov, A. Kalauzi, D. Bajuk-Bogdanović and M. Jeremić, Cell wall structural differences between hardwood and softwood studied by FT-IR, Raman and fluoresence spectroscopy undefined(Presentation)

12:30 - 13:50


Invited Lectures Session III

13:50 - 14:40

Janis Andersons (University of Latvia, Latvia) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

14:40 - 15:05

Joanna Hornatowska ( undefined(Presentation)

15:05 - 15:30

Parviz Navi (BFH Bern, Switzerland) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

15:30 - 15:45

Poster Session III

A.-M. Olsson and L. Salmén, Fibre morphology – important for mechanosorptive creep undefined(Presentation)

L. Kappel, U. Hirn, W. Bauer and R. Schennach, Measuring the bonded area of individual fiber-fiber bonds undefined(Presentation)

F. Thuvander and C. H. Ljungkvist, Measuring fiber strength, using a single fiber fragmentation undefined(Presentation)

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

Invited Lectures Session IV

16:15 - 17:05

Bo Madsen (RISO-DTU, Denmark) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

17:05 - 17:30

Lennart Salmen (Innventia, Sweden) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

November 5, 2009

08:30 - 09:55

Invited Lectures Session V

Kristofer Gamstedt (KTH, Sweden) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

08:55 - 09:10

Poster Session IV

V. Koivu, T. Turpeinen, M. Myllys, J. Timonen and M. Kataja, Three dimensional single fibre imaging in micro- and nano-scales undefined(Presentation)

A. Miettinen, V. Koivu, T. Turpeinen, J. Timonen and M. Kataja, An automated method to recognize individual fibers from three-dimensional tomographic images undefined(Presentation)

Y. Yin, M. Bian, B. Liu and X. Jiang, A developing in-situ inspection method on microstructure characteristics of wood deformation under loading undefined(Presentation)

09:10 - 10:00

Invited Lectures Session VI

T. Christian Gasser (KTH, Sweden) (undefinedAbstract, Short CV) undefined(Presentation)

10:00 - 10:15

Poster Session V

D. Dai and M. Fan, Characteristic and performance of elementary hemp fibres undefined(Presentation)

R. C. Neagu, E. K. Gamstedt and S. L. Bardage, Modelling the hygroexpansion of normal and compression wood tracheids undefined(Presentation)

A. Pfriem, M. Zauer and M. Horbens, Production and characterization of wood fibres with defined properties for their use as reinforcing fibres in wood-polypropylene-composites undefined(Presentation)

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:45

Working Group Discussion

12:45 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:30

General Discussion & Closing




Call for Abstracts

Interested scientists are invited to submit abstracts (max. one page) together with the abstract submission form by October 5, 2009 to Veronica Sundling (veronica.sundling@innventia.com). 

Template for abstract

Abstract submission form


Registration Form

Registration Form


How to get to Innventia?



Hotel Recommodations

Accommodations in Stockholm


Local Organizer

Scientific matters

Petri Mäkelä (Innventia, Sweden, petri.makela@innventia.com)

Lennart Salmen (Innventia, Sweden, lennart.salmen@innventia.com)

Organisational matters

Veronica Sundling (Innventia, Sweden, veronica.sundling@innventia.com