Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

Alfredo Aguilera (Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 410
ISBN13: 9781466645547|ISBN10: 1466645547|EISBN13: 9781466645554|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4554-7


Wood material has acquired great importance due to its short supply and increasing environmental awareness amongst users and manufacturers. However, its use as an engineering material requires consistent research developments in order to provide accurate responses to industrial processing problems.

Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology examines the latest research advances and technological developments for wood material as an engineering product and the innovation it provides for environmentally-friendly materials. This reference source is essential for academics, engineers, students, and professionals involved in the multidisciplinary fields of wood science, mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Fiber Panels Technology
  • Non Destructive Techniques
  • Optimization Methods
  • Process Control
  • Wood Processing Monitoring
  • Wood-Based Composites

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Alfredo AGUILERA is a Forest engineer graduated at University of Concepción, Chile in 1991. He has worked for a forest-industrial company, and as independent consulting engineer. In 1993 he joins the Forest Products Institute at the University Austral of Chile (Valdivia). In 1995 he received a fellow of the French government, obtaining in 1996 his MSc and in February 2000 his PhD in Wood Science at Nancy 1 University in Épinal, France. Actually he is associate professor at the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Natural Resources (University Austral of Chile), where his field of research is the wood machining process, tool wear and surface quality. He is also consultant engineer and author of number of papers and book chapters.
J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and the Head of MACTRIB - Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability. He is the Editor in Chief of eight international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as author and co-author more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science, h-index 35+).