November 8, 2019
CompWood 2019, International Conference on Computational Methods in Wood Mechanics – from Material Properties to Timber Structures, took place at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, 17-19 June 2019.
CompWood 2019 brought together leading academics, researchers and young scientists to discuss applications of computational methods in wood mechanics and timber engineering. The conference offered five keynote lectures from well-known experts in this field as well as oral and poster presentations in numerical and analytical models, experimental investigations and design concepts for building components and structures made of wood and timber.
Dr Václav Sebera and Jaka Pečnik, researchers at the InnoRenew CoE, attended CompWood 2019. During the conference session on brittle failure of wood, they presented their experiments and research on wood-adhesive bond-line using end-notched flexure test in mode II. Mr Pečnik focused his talk on the experimental part of fracture mechanics and cohesion law for different adhesives. Dr Sebera presented the numerical model for crack propagation and effects of wood grain angle, friction and wood imprint.