Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processing of Wood


From Parviz Navi and Dick Sandberg


EPFL Press - Collection: Materials - 2012-02-21

    • Paper book

      96,70 €


    Wood, as a material, offers several unique advantages: widespread availability, natural renewability, favorable ecological assessment, and flexibility of implementation. Moreover, the polymeric components of wood, together with its porous structure, confer upon it a faculty for transformation exceeding that of other materials.One of the emerging eco-friendly treatment methods is the combined use of temperature, moisture and mechanical action – the so-called thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) and thermo-hydro (TH) treatments. THM processing is implemented to improve the intrinsic properties of wood, to produce new kinds of materials, and to acquire a form and functionality desired by engi- neers without changing the eco-friendly nature of the material. In this book, the authors bring together the key elements of the chemical degradation of wood constituents under TH and THM processing; a description of the behavior of wood under these conditions; as well as a selection of the principal technologies that can be considered TH/THM treatments.


    • Preface
    • Wood modification
    • Ancient uses of thermo-hydro-mechanical processes
    • The structure and composition of wood
    • Elasto-viscoplasticity of Wood
    • Influence of the thm processing parameters on the mechanical and chemical degradation of wood
    • Wood densification and fixation of the compression-set by thm treatment
    • Wood welding
    • Surface densification
    • Heat treatment
    • Wood bending
    • Reconstituted Wood
    • Index
    • Information

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