Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Workshop | Helsinki | August 2011

Workshop "Hierarchical structure and mechanical characterization of wood"

Helsinki, Finland, August 24-25, 2011

undefinedBook of Abstracts

Following the aim of COST to disseminate the results of the respective COST Actions to the general public, the following scientists have given their agreement to present their presentation. The presentations are presented according to the undefinedProgramme of the workshop with the name of the presenters.  

Session 1

undefinedEero KONTTURI
undefinedJakub SANDAK

Poster Presentations 1

undefinedJames CANAVAN
undefinedSeppo ANDERSSON
undefinedPekka SARANPÄÄ
undefinedRiikka PIISPANEN

Session 2

undefinedKalman SCHULGASSER
undefinedAna C. COELHO

Session 3

undefinedMohamad EID
undefinedJean-Eudes MAIGRET

Poster Presentations 2

undefinedLeopold WAGNER
undefinedCarmen-Mihaela POPESCU
undefinedMaria-Cristina POPESCU

Keynote 2

undefinedParviz NAVI

Session 4
undefinedStefania FORTINO
undefinedNadine HEROLD
Keynote 3

undefinedOlli IKKALA

Session 5

undefinedCyril MARULIER

Session 6

undefinedLisbeth THYGESEN (Presentation WG1)
undefinedMichaela EDER & Olivier ARNOULD (Presentation WG2)
undefinedKristofer GAMSTEDT (Presentation WG3)

Session 7

undefinedTuula JYSKE
undefinedArthur GRONVOLD
undefinedBruno CLAIR
undefinedShanshan CHANG

Workshop venue

Physicum, Kumpula campus
Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a
FI-00560 Helsinki
Room E204
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Journey planner: http://www.hsl.fi/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Workshop dinner

The workshop dinner will on Wednesday evening on August 24, 2011. Restaurant Töölönranta, just behind the Opera house:
Trams 4, 7B and 10 from the city centre to Opera house.
Vegetarian menu will be also available. If you have a wish for any other special menu, please contact pekka.saranpaa@metla.fi

Poster presentations

The recommended poster size is A0, however a maximum size 115 (width) x 145 cm (height) is allowed.


The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the current status, the technical challenges and the latest research results of the micro-characterization in wood mechanics within and beyond the framework of COST Action FP0802. In addition, the workshop provides a forum to communicate current ideas and strategies in this field. Particular emphasis will be given on assessing the potential of emerging experimental and computational techniques and of combinations of already well-established techniques for investigating the ultrastructural origin of the moisture and time dependence of the mechanical behavior of wood.

The workshop will bring together researchers from different areas of engineering including biology, physics, chemistry, material science, forestry, engineering, etc. Scientists with a general methodological background in material characterization at smaller length scales with no particular focus on wood mechanics are also strongly encouraged to participate.

Call for Papers 

Authors are kindly invited to submit an abstract related to the topics of the workshop by May 15, 2011.

 Abstract template

 Abstract submission form


 Registration form

Deadline for registration: July 15, 2011 

Hotel accommodation

The organizers have made block reservations at two hotels. Participants are asked to make their reservations directly at the hotel by mentioning "COST FP0802".

undefinedSokos Hotel Helsinki
Kluuvikatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 20 1234 600
Fax +358 20 1234 640
Email: sokos.hotels@sok.fi
Price single room: € 120 / room / night
Price double room: € 140 / room / night 
deadline for hotel reservation: July 27, 2011 

undefinedHotel Arthur
Vuorikatu 19, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 173 441
Fax. +358 9 626 880
Email: myyntipalvelu@hotelarthur.fi or vastaanotto@hotelarthur.fi 
Price single room: € 91 / room / night
Price double room: € 112 / room / night 
deadline for hotel reservation: July 25, 2011 

Workshop Chairmen 

undefinedPekka SARANPAA (Tel: +358 50 3912340)

undefinedRitva SERIMAA (Tel: +358 9 191 50630)