Wood: Types, Properties, and Utilization

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 199

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Institute of Structural Engineering, Riga Technical University, LV-1048 Riga, Latvia
Interests: timber structures; timber–concrete structures; adhesive timber–concrete connections; load-carrying structures; rational parameters; design methods; non-destructive methods of structural quality assessment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wood is a natural material which grows and helps reverse some of the effects of industrialization, as a carbon consumer. The consumption of wood is impetuously growing during the last years. The effectiveness of its utilization depends on understanding different types of wood and their properties. Wood possesses the unique physical and mechanical properties, enabling its utilization as a load-carrying, insulating, finishing and decorative material. The specific strength, perfect chemical resistance, low thermal expansion and heat conductivity of wood and wood-based products allow it to be considered a replacement for non-renewable materials. Moreover, there is a special interest in using wood in combination with other structural materials, such as concrete and steel.

This Special Issue will focus on different fields, including the growing, treatment and modification of wood in the drying and impregnation process, investigation of wood properties and all aspects of wood utilization, including the technology and design methods for wooden structures and the utilization of wood in combination with other structural materials. We hope that contributions to this Special Issue will promote the knowledge related to wood types, properties and utilization.

Prof. Dr. Dmitrijs Serdjuks
Guest Editor

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  • wood species
  • growing
  • treatment
  • physical and mechanical properties
  • wooden structures

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