Special Issue "Novel Insights into the Assessment of Wood Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 June 2023) | Viewed by 4272
Interests: timber properties; non-destructive characterization; glued laminated timber; timber-concrete composite structures; construction; native species
Interests: timber properties; non-destructive characterization; engineered wood products; timber-concrete composite structures; connections; timber design
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The construction and infrastructures sector is responsible for at least 40% of all greenhouse emissions. Within the construction sector, steel and concrete are the most used materials, requiring a huge amount of energy for their production. Climate changes are worldwide phenomena, and a quick response is necessary. As an example, Europe aims to become the first climate-neutral continent in 2050, promoting the use of sustainable strategies/products, for example through the implementation of the New European Bauhaus movement.
The use of engineered wood products, namely, glued laminated timber and cross-laminated timber, has increased significantly in the past decades, and is an efficient way to surpass the challenges of climate changes. However, those climate changes are also becoming more evident within forests through the increase of fast-growing species plantations as well as the interest in using hardwoods for load-bearing components.
The aim of this Special Issue is to promote and disseminate the most recent advances in the field of wood properties for structural applications as sawn wood, and for the production of engineered wood production as a raw material. Moreover, this Special Issue will focus on new advances in grading timber based on the use of non-destructive methodologies and/or experimental characterization, as well as the definition of mechanical properties from underutilized and emerging species as a way to increase the range of species suitable for engineered wood products.
We encourage you to send manuscripts containing scientific findings in the field of innovative methods of grading timber, experimental and/or numerical modelling, and review papers. The characterization of fast-growing species, hardwoods with potential for products with high structural performance and new achievements of commonly used softwoods are welcome.
Dr. Carlos Martins
Dr. Alfredo Dias
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- wood properties
- non-destructive methodologies
- experimental characterization
- numerical modelling
- fast-growing species
- timber structures
- engineered wood products