Denna sida på svenska This page in English

Polymers and Wood

The polymer polystyrene is used to make different types of highly porous insulation materials. The SEM image shows the structure of an extruded expanded polystyrene; it is seen that only a small fraction of the material (2-3%) is solid.
Plywood is a laminate composite material made from wood and adhesive. The layers are placed with the fiber direction perpendicular to adjacent layers. To prevent swelling deformation, plywood is made symmetrical; therefore it always has an odd number of layers and the total thickness of layers in each direction is equal.
Bending test of board with an edge knot. Photo: Bertil Enquist.
Example of numerical analysis of a bending test of a board with an edge knot. The analysis (based on XFEM) takes into account of the fibre daviation close to the knot, which gives a curvilinear crack. Photo: Erik Serrano.
The ”Metropol parasol” in Seville, Spain, is an example of how the use of modern production technology and wood based materials can result in advanced structures. Photo: Erik Serrano.

Building Materials

Image showing Lars Wadsö

Lars Wadsö

Telephone: 046-222 95 92

Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

Image showing Reine Wallenberg

Reine Wallenberg

Telephone: 046-222 82 33

Department of Fire Safety Engineering

Image showing Patrick Van Hees

Patrick Van Hees

Telephone: 046-222 17 19

Polymer and Materials Chemistry

Image showing Reine Wallenberg

Reine Wallenberg

Telephone: 046-222 82 33

Solid Mechanics

Image showing Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall
Telephone: 046-222 45 89

Image showing Matti Ristinmaa

Matti Ristinmaa

Professor, Assistant Head of Department
Telephone: 046-222 79 87
Personal Homepage

Image showing Per Ståhle

Per Ståhle

Telephone: 046-222 39 90
Personal Homepage

Image showing Mathias Wallin

Mathias Wallin

Docent, Ass. Prof.
Telephone: 046-222 79 94

Structural Mechanics

Image showing Per Erik Austrell

Per Erik Austrell

Telephone: 046-222 47 98

Image showing Erik Serrano

Erik Serrano

Telephone: 046-222 03 19