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Wood in Civil Engineering

Edited by Giovanna Concu

University of Cagliari,

Wood is a natural building material: if used in building elements, it can play structural, functional and aesthetic roles at the same time. The use of wood in buildings, which goes back to the oldest of times, is now experiencing a period of strong expansion in virtue of the sustainable dimension of wood buildings from the environmental, economic and social standpoints. However, its use as an engineering material calls for constant development of theoretical and experimental research to respond properly to the issues involved in this. In the single chapters written by experts in different fields, the book aims to contribute to knowledge in the application of wood in the building industry.

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Wood in Civil EngineeringEdited by Giovanna Concu

Published: March 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63178

ISBN: 978-953-51-2986-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2985-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4107-5

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

22693 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

26 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Grading of Low-Quality Wood for Use in Structural Elements

By Trulli Nicoletta, Monica Valdés, Barbara De Nicolo and Massimo Fragiacomo


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2. Wood Thermal Properties

By Richard Hrčka and Marián Babiak


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3. A Finite Element Method Model for Large Strains Analysis of Timber

By Vincenzo De Luca


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4. Flame-Retardant Systems Based on Alkoxysilanes for Wood Protection

By Carlos A. Giudice and Guadalupe Canosa


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5. Wood-Boring Insect Control in Constructions by High Temperature and Microwaves

By Adam Krajewski


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6. Exterior Wood Coatings

By Mojgan Nejad and Paul Cooper


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7. Wooden Reinforcement for Earth Constructions in the Castile Area of Spain

By Q. Angulo Ibáñez


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8. Wood-Reinforced Polymer Composites

By Anil Akdogan and Ali Serdar Vanli


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9. Ductile Behavior of Timber Structures under Strong Dynamic Loads

By Maria Cristina Porcu


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10. Traditional Wooden Buildings in China

By Ze-li Que, Zhe-rui Li, Xiao-lan Zhang, Zi-ye Yuan and Biao Pan


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11. Experimental Analyses and Numerical Models of CLT Shear Walls under Cyclic Loading

By Valeria Awad, Linda Giresini, Mikio Koshihara, Mario Lucio Puppio and Mauro Sassu


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