Special Issue "Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Wood and Wood-Based Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2023) | Viewed by 18517
Interests: physical and mechanical properties of wood; wood-water relationships; chemical modification of wood; wood protection technologies; fire retardancy of wood and wood-based materials
2. BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, UK
Interests: wood composition and structure; wood characterisation; wood modification; wood conservation; waterlogged archaeological wood; structure-function relations; wood decay; organosilicons in wood conservation
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Special Issue in Forests: Physical Properties of Wood
Topical Collection in Forests: Historical Wood: Structure, Properties and Conservation
Being natural, renewable and environmentally friendly, wood is a highly versatile material that has always been a common choice for many applications, including the production of tools, furniture, or art objects. Furthermore, its exceptional mechanical properties make wood also a preferable structural material for construction purposes. Some species of wood can be even stronger than steel or concrete. Although wood mechanical properties have been broadly investigated, further intensive research in this area is still in progress to provide more detailed knowledge of the relationships between wood structure, composition and mechanical properties that would allow us to improve further the performance of wood under different environmental conditions, as well as broaden its applications.
This Special Issue aims to present updated knowledge relating to the mechanical and viscoelastic performance of wood and wood-based materials under various conditions, to report on the progress in the enhancement of wood mechanical properties by means of different treatments, to review the relationships between wood structure, chemical composition, moisture content and its mechanical performance, and to demonstrate cutting-edge advances in the development of modern wood-based materials of enhanced mechanical properties.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Relationships between wood chemical composition and its mechanical properties.
- Effect of moisture on the mechanical and rheological properties of wood and wood-based materials.
- Mechanical properties of weathered and decayed wood.
- Effects of different treatments on the viscoelastic behaviour and mechanical properties of wood and wood-based materials.
- Effects of wood structure and density on its mechanical properties and viscoelastic behaviour.
- New methods and processes to upgrade the wood mechanical performance.
- Mechanical properties of wood-based composite materials.
- New methods for the assessment of wood viscoelastic behaviour and mechanical properties.
- Novel wood-based materials with enhanced mechanical performance.
- Mechanical properties of waterlogged wood and archaeological wood.
We highly encourage contributions from all relevant fields in the form of original or review articles.
With kind regards,
Prof. Dr. George Mantanis
Dr. Magdalena Broda
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- wood rheology
- viscoelastic behaviour
- modulus of elasticity
- modulus of rupture
- compression strength
- tensile strength
- shear strength
- static bending
- impact bending