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COST Action FP0802. Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterisation Techniques in Wood Mechanics

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TitleCOST Action FP0802. Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterisation Techniques in Wood Mechanics
CreatorCOST Action FP0802
DescriptionThe main objective of the Action is to increase the understanding of the wood microstructure and micromechanics by exploring and evaluating emerging techniques in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials and computer science in order to provide a strong basis for the development of innovative wood-based products in the future and for enhancing the use of the natural resource wood. The Action is a 4-year project (started in August 2008). Particular attention will be paid to the effects of moisture, load, temperature, and time on the mechanical behaviour. The increased knowledge of the hygro-thermo-mechanical behaviour of wood will result in a better predictability of the material properties and their changes over time and, thus, enhance the reliability of the material. Together with the improved characterisation techniques, the better knowledge base will create new possibilities for the development and engineering design of innovative wood-based products in the future, starting off at the scale of the wood cell wall or its constituents. Stimulating the use of wood as a renewable and CO2 neutral raw material will contribute to a sustainable development in Europe.
URLhttp://cost-fp0802.tuwien.ac.at/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE
Keywordswood; wood products; ultrastructure; mechanical properties; hygro-mechanical properties; thermo-mechanical; thermomechanical; hygromechanical; modelling; sustainability
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: December 17 2008 | Last updated: November 10 2009