Search for dissertations about: "wood design"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 181 swedish dissertations containing the words wood design.

  1. 1. Design investments in small wood manufacturing companies : problems and possibilities of using design expertise in product development

    Author : Kajsa Ekberg; []

    Abstract : Previous research has shown that effective use of design by small companies can contribute positively to business performance and competitiveness. The Swedish wood manufacturing industry is facing intensified global competition. READ MORE

  2. 2. In conversation with simulation: The application of numerical simulation to the design of structural nodal connections

    Author : Jens Olsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANITIES; 3D Printing; Design theory; Structural design; Structural efficiency; Simulation; Peridynamics; Force flux density; Nodal connections; Conceptual design; Steel structures; Design process; Digital design;

    Abstract : The thesis explores methods for integration of structural analysis, design and production in a digital design environment. The somewhat ambiguous title implies the ambition to make such integration in relation to the explorative phase of the design process which is described by Donald Schön as having a conversational character. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the small strain stiffness of some Scandinavian clays and impact on deep excavation

    Author : Tara Wood; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; soft clay; small strain stiffness; degradation; seismic testing; sample quality;

    Abstract : This thesis presents the results of a comprehensive study on the small strain stiffness of several Swedish clays and its tentative effect on the design of retaining structures. A combination of field measurement techniques, seismic dilatometer and surface seismics, are complemented with bender element testing of the retrieved samples. READ MORE

  4. 4. Strategic raw material supply for the particleboard-producing industry in Europe : Problems and challenges

    Author : Johann Trischler; Johan Bergh; Rupert Wimmer; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Biomass production; Lignocellulosic raw material; Non-wood plants; Particleboard; Pulp and paper; Recycling; Thermal energy recovery; Wood plants; Forestry and Wood Technology; Skog och träteknik;

    Abstract : Particleboard was invented to increase the utilization of wood and it soon became an important core material for furniture production. Nowadays, other industries such as the pulp and papermaking industry and the thermal energy recovery industry claim the same type of raw material. READ MORE

  5. 5. Wettability of modified wood

    Author : Maziar Sedighi Moghaddam; Agne Swerin; M. Per Calessson; E.P. Magnus Wålinder; Callum Hill; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Wood; dimensional stability; dynamic wettability; surface chemistry; microstructure; swelling; multicycle Wilhelmy plate method; contact angle; sorption; acetylation; furfurylation; surface modification; Kemi; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Despite many excellent properties of wood which make it suitable for many applications, it suffers from a number of disadvantages limiting its use. For instance, modification is needed to reduce water sorption and to improve decay resistance, dimensional stability and weathering performance. READ MORE