About the project
Thomas K. Bader
Linnaeus University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois
Vinnova, Energimyndigheten and Formas (ForestValue, European Comission)
February 2019-January 2022
Building Technology (Department of Building Technology, Faculty of Technology)
More about the project
The existing hardwood stocks in Europe’s forests are increasing, making them a significantly underutilised potential. Hardwood lends itself to high volume use in engineered structures. However, efficient mechanical joints for hardwood structures are widely missing which prevents the effective and economical use of structural hardwoods. To overcome this barrier, economic, reliable and innovative joint technologies for hardwood members are developed and design rules are derived.
Numerical calculation of load and deformation properties of connections in hardwood are expected to enhance our understanding of the load transfer in hardwood joints. Based on findings of numerical modeling, engineering methods for an efficient and economical design will be developed.