The structure and mechanical behaviour of wood

This teaching and learning package discusses the structure of wood, focusing on the structure of the tree trunk and the differences between hardwoods and softwoods. The stiffness and strength of different types of wood are discussed, and the different behaviour of wood when wet is investigated.

Cross-section of greenheart wood

You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials

First created: May 2006. Last updated: January 2008.