The second version of the ECCOMAS Thematic conference on Computational Methods in Wood Mechanics will be arranged at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 17-19, 2019. The conference is devoted to computational methods applied in the field of wood mechanics and timber engineering for research from material properties up to structural applications. By bringing together leading academic scientists, researcher scholars and young scientists, it aims at providing a platform for scientific exchange and at facilitating discussions of research topics in wood mechanics and timber engineering. Five invited, well-known researchers of the field will give keynote lectures. We invite both oral presentations and poster presentations in the area of numerical and analytical models, experimental investigations, and design concepts for wood at different length scales.
Scope and Invitation
Wood is an excellent building material, due to its outstanding weight-performance characteristics, its sustainable availability and its appearance generally perceived as very pleasant. For all these reasons, wood as main building component is very well suited for a lot of engineering structures. Nevertheless, it is not used as extensively and efficiently as these properties would suggest. The inherent heterogeneous material structure and the great diversity of species make wood a challenging material as regards computational mechanical and engineering design models. Thus, the potential of wood, wood-based products, and timber building components is not fully exploited yet. Limits in existing design methods hamper a reliable and economically competitive design of timber structures. The use of modern computational methods is expected to complement experimental investigations and to enhance the predictive capability of design methods for wood and wood-based products as well as for timber engineering.
Challenges are for example the appropriate description of complex brittle and ductile failure modes (triggered by the anisotropic material behavior), the resulting load transfer mechanisms (specifically in the case of reinforcements), and a realistic determination of compliances of connections between timber components. For all this, the time-, moisture- and temperature-dependency of wood may be taken into account. To address these challenges, detailed knowledge of the mechanical behavior of wood on different length scales, from the 'cell wall material' over 'wood-based products' up to 'timber structures', must be gained, brought together in modern mechanical modelling strategies, and finally transferred to engineering practice.
The resulting goal of this ECCOMAS Thematic Conference is to establish a platform for knowledge exchange between scientists in the field of computational wood mechanics. Related experimental and theoretical research as well as applied research up to design solutions for practical examples are also welcome, to extend the knowledge base of this unique material.
Thus, the scientific and technical areas covered by this conference are numerical and analytical models, experimental investigations, and design concepts for wood at different length scales, wood-based products, building components, and timber structures.
Conference Topics and Keynote Speakers
The topics covered by Compwood 2019 are
• theoretical (design concepts, material modelling),
• numerical (nonlinear and stochastic simulations), and
• experimental investigations related to computational wood mechanics at different length scales, like the
• wood microscale (cell behavior, fibers, pulp and paper)
• wood macroscale (solid wood, wood products, laminated members, joints)
• structural scale structural scale (building constructions, construction details, historical applications, ectetera).
Chair of Timber Structures and Building Construction
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Kjell Arne MALO
Department of Structural Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Laboratory of Chemical Engineering (LGPM) CentraleSupélec,
Université Paris-Saclay, France
Division of Structural Mechanics
Lund University, Sweden
Chair of Computational Physics for Engineering Materials
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Abstract submission deadline January 31, 2019
Abstract notification of acceptance March 18, 2019
Registration opens March 1, 2019
Early registration deadline April 15, 2019
Presenter registration deadline April 30, 2019
Registration deadline June 1, 2019
Call for Abstracts
We invite both oral presentations and poster presentations. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit a one-page abstract related to the conference topics through the conference online system by January 31, 2019.
You may submit an abstract or poster only at this time. The remainder of the registration portal will open March 1, 2019. You will also be notified via e-mail when the full portal is open. Please note; your attendance is not confirmed until you have completed the full registration and paid the applicable fee.
Organizing Institutions and Members
Scientific Advisory Committee
Chairman Josef EBERHARDSTEINER, Austria
Simon AICHER, Germany
Hans Joachim BLASS, Germany
Reinhard BRANDNER, Austria
Ingo BURGERT, Switzerland
José Manuel CABRERO BALLARÍN, Spain
Wen-Shao CHANG, UK
Peggi L. CLOUSTON, USA
Thierry DESCAMPS, Belgium
Massimo FRAGIACOMO, Italy
Andrea FRANGI, Switzerland
Steffen FRANKE, Switzerland
Kristofer GAMSTEDT, Sweden
Joseph GRIL, France
Peer HALLER, Germany
Mark HUGHES, Finland
Michael KALISKE, Germany
Jochen KÖHLER, Norway
Petr KUKLIK, Czech Republic
Eric N. LANDIS, USA
Markus LUKACEVIC, Austria
Ulrich MÜLLER, Austria
Lech MUSZYNSKI, USA
Peter NIEMZ, Switzerland
Sigurdur ORMARSSON, Sweden
Guillaume POT, France
Gerhard SCHICKHOFER, Austria
Erick I. SAAVEDRA FLORES, Chile
Staffan SVENSSON, Sweden
Jose XAVIER, Portugal
We recommend arrival on the Sunday before the conference. In the evening on Sunday, June 16, 2019, a welcome reception will be held at Lagerlunden Bistro & Bar at Elite Stadshotellet, Where it will be possible to register. The conference Banquet at PM&Vänner restaurant will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Registration fee includes the Conference Proceedings, attendance to all scientific sessions, coffee breaks, lunch, the welcome reception and the banquet. The early registration fee applies to participants who complete the registration and pay the fee no later than April 15, 2019.
ECCOMAS Members 3900 SEK (Early registration) 4100 SEK (Late registration)
Delegates 4300 SEK (Early registration) 4500 SEK (Late registration)
Students 2300 SEK (Early registration) 2500 SEK (Late registration)
The above listed registration fees do not include VAT and apply to all participants from organizations with a valid VAT identification number. Otherwise, 25% VAT will be added to the registration fees.
We have pre-booked rooms at the hotels listed below. Please, call or email the hotel directly and mention the booking code "CompWood" when you book to get our special price. Note: The pre-booked rooms can not be reserved on-line on the hotels own website or through an on-line third party wholesaler. VAT not included in prices below.
Elite Park Hotel
(single room from 1092 SEK/night)
Västra Esplanaden 10-14
SE-351 06 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone +46 470 – 70 22 00.
Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single room from 1115 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
SE-352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com
or telephone +46 470 – 134 00
Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
(single room from 1180 SEK/night)
SE-352 30 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone +46 470 - 72 28 00.
Quality Hotel Royal Corner
(single room from 1008 SEK/night)
SE-352 32 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com
or telephone +46 470 – 70 10 00
PM & Vänner Hotel
(single room from 1178 SEK/night)
SE-352 31 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone +46 470 – 75 97 00
If you want to share a room, the hotels above offer rooms for double occupancy at a slightly higher price.
The conference will take place at Linnaeus University in Växjö. Växjö is the very heart of southern Sweden – in the middle of Småland. There is a lot to see, experience, and to do here – local handicraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. If you just want to pick two things to see and do during your visit, we recommend The Swedish Glass Museum and the House of Emigrants. You can also visit Växjö´s official vistors guide for more suggestions. Midsummer, the most typical of Swedish traditions, will be celebrated the weekend after the conference.
To reach Växjö
It is possible to reach Växjö (VXO) by flight via Amsterdam (Schiphol, AMS). You can search for flight connections on KLM.com.
Another convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup, CPH), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes about two and half hours to travel from the airport to Växjö.
Train tickets at Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)
There are two train companies, SJ and Öresundstågen, that will take you from Copenhagen to Växjö. You can buy tickets using vending machines in the luggage claim area or tickets offices at the airport.
You can find train schedule and also purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en or Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
In case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it can also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport Arlanda (ARN) and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö. There are flight departures Bromma (BMR). Visit flygbra.se/en for departures from Bromma.
If you travel by train from Stockholm you can find train schedule and purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en
Flight connections and more useful travel information on smalandairport.se/en
To reach Campus in Växjö
Linnaeus University is located about 2.5 kilometers south of the city center.
Bus to campus
The best way to reach campus is to take bus number 3 heading towards "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy a "Visitor's ticket". With this, you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid for either 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board the bus or at the customer center (Växjö resecentrum) at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between SEK 67 and SEK 144 depending on whether you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age. More information on Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
During a two-year period, the bus stop from Växjö resecentrum (the bus stop at the railway station) will be replaced with the bus stop at "Storgatan" located on Kronobergsgatan since extensive construction work is being carried out at Växjö resecentrum.
Many of the hotels offer bicycles if you prefer that. It takes about 20 minutes by bike from the city centre to Linnaeus University.
Map of Campus in Växjö
On this page "Map with buildings and rooms" you find a map of campus in Växjö