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Exploring the Mechancial Design of Wood at the Micro-And Nanoscale

  • I. Burgert
Conference paper

Abstract

Wood is known for its excellent mechanical properties with respect to the low density. Its mechanical behaviour can be described by means of an orthotropic elasto-plastic material model [1]. The wood structure expresses a compromise between strengthening and stiffening on one hand and the demands of water transport inside the stem of the tree on the other hand [2,3].

Keywords

Macroscopic Property Excellent Mechanical Property Wood Structure Macroscopic Behaviour Cambial Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Burgert
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  1. 1.Department of BiomaterialsMax Planck Institute of Colloids and InterfacesPotsdamGermany

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