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Type of work: Dissertation thesis
Topic: Experimental and numerical analysis of fracture characteristics of oak
State of topic: approved (doc. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. - head of department)
Thesis supervisor: Ing. Václav Sebera, Ph.D.
Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology - FFWT
Max. no. of students: 1
Proposed by: Ing. Václav Sebera, Ph.D.
Summary: With respect to a climatic changes the forest compositions are changing in favor of deciduous species. These changes are reflected also in industrial technologies that focus on processing of wood of deciduous species that have significantly different properties than wood of coniferous species. One of the main genus that is used in Czech wood-processing industry is oak. Oak has been well described within the scope of elasticity, but not sufficiently in plastic and fracture domains. The aim of this work would be to characterize fracture behavior of oak wood using experimental and numerical approaches. Within the experimental part, all three fracture modes (tension, shear and torsion) will be analyzed using both standard and nondestructive optical techniques. Within the numerical part the finite element method implemented in software solver will be employed.

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ProgrammeField of studyTrack
D-WE Wood-Working EngineeringD-WE-WBT Wood Processing and Timber TechnologyD-WE-WBT-WCP Wood and Wood Composite Properties
D-WE Wood-Working EngineeringD-WE-WBT Wood Processing and Timber TechnologyD-WE-WBT-WCS Wood and Wood Composite Processing