Special Issue "Wood Quality and Mechanical Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 7076
Interests: numerical modeling; experimental campaign; wood; wood composite systems; engineered wood products; statistical modeling
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Wood is a material from a renewable source and with excellent mechanical properties. It is one of the oldest materials used in civil construction. In civil construction, this material stands out because it has an excellent relationship between mechanical strength and density compared to other construction materials, such as concrete and steel. Anatomical issues (which vary from species to species) and soil and climate characteristics directly impact its properties. The crescent interest in building high and robust wooden buildings has stimulated investigations about wood's physical and mechanical properties and their relationships with other relevant material parameters. In this sense, it is important to evaluate the quality of wood through classification methods since defects, and other factors can negatively impact its properties, especially mechanical ones. In this Special Issue of Forests, “Wood Quality and Mechanical Properties”, works are expected to focus on the analysis of wood quality (of great importance in the case of planted forest species), as well as the characterization (determination of physical and mechanical properties) of wood species with little or extensive use and even engineered wood materials, whose quality and characterization is highly important to spread their use.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Characterization of new or few used wood species;
- Classification methods;
- Non-destructive experimental tests;
- Mechanical characterization of engineered wood materials;
- Normative procedures for wood testing and characterization.
Dr. André Luis Christoforo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wood characterization
- classification methods
- wood testing
- non-destructive tests
- normative procedures