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Wood - The Internal Optimization of Trees

Wood - The Internal Optimization of Trees

by Claus Mattheck, Hans Kubler
     
 

Wood is a biological structure well-adapted to external loading. It carries axial loads in a tree by longitudinal fibres and radial loads by rays; circumferential compressive growth stresses prevent the tree from splitting along the rays. It is shown that axial and lateral strength is highest at places of maximum loading. Also, growth stresses are distributed in a

Overview

Wood is a biological structure well-adapted to external loading. It carries axial loads in a tree by longitudinal fibres and radial loads by rays; circumferential compressive growth stresses prevent the tree from splitting along the rays. It is shown that axial and lateral strength is highest at places of maximum loading. Also, growth stresses are distributed in a load-controlled way.
The vivid style used by the authors avoids complex formulas, preferring many impressive and simple to understand drawings. They show how a tree is internally optimized and how the partial or global breakdown of this interwoven axial and radial optimization can lead to the different failure modes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540620198
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/30/1997
Series:
Springer Series in Wood Science
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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