Special Issue "Properties of Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Expanding of the Database by Reliable Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Interests: wood characterisation; wood structure and properties (mechanical testing, physical testing); wood modification; wood quality; wood-based materials (generally lignocellulosic materials, primarily wood-fiber boards - manufacturing process, development and properties); creep of wood and wood based materials; wood processing; recycling technologies; impact of silvicultural measures; wood (forest) sustainability
The continual development of research methods opens up completely new possibilities for improving knowledge about the properties of wood and wood-based materials, or comprehensively speaking of lignocellulosic (LC) materials. At the same time, new wood processing technologies have caused changes in the structure of materials, and therefore their properties have also changed. At the present time, the problematics of efficient processing and use of less valuable wood species or biologically damaged logs, recycled wooden products and other LC raw materials in the production of wood composites is also coming to the foreground. Wood composites are usually produced for specific applications with predefined required parameters. Thus, we now face the task of characterizing not only the structure but also the properties of these materials.
Knowledge of the properties of wood and its parameters is essential both for more efficient processing of materials and for better quality production of wood products and materials based on it. The aim of this special edition is to provide the latest basic knowledge about the properties of wood and materials based on it, eventually their structure (construction).
We welcome contributions presenting the results of top and especially "reliable" research in the field of wood, especially works using advanced research methods and presenting new approaches to the characterization of materials. However, we do not underestimate the standard methods used so far, because the primary goal is to expand the database of data on the properties of LC materials, including commercial properties. By "reliability" is meant sufficient statistical significance, validity and reproducibility of data. Reliable data are also important in modelling (simulations) the behaviour of materials when they are exposed to various influences, either mechanical loading, climate changes, etc.
Data (contributions) on wood and wood materials from the countries of Central Europe are primarily welcome, which is especially true for "native" wood (solid wood without treatment) data, but we do not hereby discourage authors from any country.
We plan to publish quality articles presenting research into the properties of wood and wood-based materials, eventually structures of new LC materials.Dr. Vlastimil Borůvka
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- wood and wood composites
- characterization of lignocellulosic biomaterials
- physical and mechanical characteristics
- technological and commercial properties
- modeling and simulation