Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • Understand the hierarchical structure of wood.

  • Be aware of the differences between hardwoods and softwoods.

  • Understand how to calculate the stiffness and strength of wood.

  • Be aware of water’s effect on wood.

  • Be aware of why wood has certain mechanical properties, and how these can be used for a variety of applications.