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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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 Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).