Conference in Lisbon

Topic:     Conference COST Action E53 "Economic and Technical aspects on quality control for wood and wood products" in Lisbon, Portugal
Location: LNEC – Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, AvenidaBrasil, nº 101, Lisbon, Portugal
Date:       22th – 23th October 2009

Important deadlines

  • 15th July 2009: Abstract submission
  • 15th August 2009: Acceptance of abstracts
  • 01th September 2009: Final program
  • 20th September 2009: Paper submission
  • 20th September 2009: Registration
  • For downloads

  • Flyer
  • Registration form (doc)
  • Final Program

    Thursday, 22th October 2009
    Time
    Theme
    08:30 – 09:00
    Registration
    09:00 – 09:10
    Opening
    Robert Kliger
    Keynotes
    09:10 – 9:35
    Quality Control and productivity in Oak Timber, from forest to the final processing
    J. Carvalho
    09:35 – 10:00
    Improvement potential of value yield in sawmilling through scanning of internal knot structure of round wood
    A. Usenius
    10:00 – 10:30
    Advances in scanning technology and process optimization in the wood industry in North America
    R. Szymani
    10:30 – 11:00
    Coffee break
    Session 1: Technical aspects of strength grading
    Chairperson: Ch. Bengtsson, COST E53, WG3
    11:00 - 11:20
    Cost optimized Timber Machine Strength Grading
    M. Sandomeer
    11:20 - 11:40
    Comparison of strength grading machine settings for different grade combinations for Polish-grown Pinus silvestris L. structural sawn timber
    S. Krzosek
    11:40 - 12:00
    Comparison of four basic approaches in machine strength grading
    A. Ranta-Maunus
    12:00 - 12:20
    >Optimising machine strength grading with three indicating properties
    A. Weidenhiller
    12:20 - 12:40
    Determination of Shear Strength of Timber Joists by torsion testing
    A. Khokhar
    12:40 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Session 2: Strength grading and wood properties
    Chairperson: J. Oja, COST E53, WG3
    14:00 - 14:20
    Grade yield in Norway spruce as affected by timber length
    A. Øvrum
    14:20 - 14:40
    Strength properties of small diameter Eucalyptus Round Wood Poles
    P. de Vries
    14:40 - 15:00
    Grading of sawn timber with dynamic methods – influence of defects
    M. Johansson
    15:00 - 15:20
    Strength grading of hardwood with longitudinal ultrasonic waves and longitudinal vibration and locating defects in softwood and hardwood with low frequency ultrasonic echo technique
    K. Frühwald
    15:20 – 15:50
    Coffee break
    Session 3: Drying related topics
    Chairperson: J. Welling, COST E53, WG2
    15:50 - 16:10
    Appearance and development of “sandwich effect” during drying of beech timber in the conventional kiln
    G. Milic
    16:10 - 16:30
    The wood cup description
    R. Hrcka
    16:30 - 16:50
    Phytosanitary treatment during kiln drying – pre-conditions and advantages
    J. Welling
    16:50 - 17:10
    Measurement of MC in timber for use in log buildings
    K. M. Sandland
    17:10 - 17:30
    EMC and temperature relations by Robinia and Poplar
    R. Nemeth
    17:30 - 18:30
    Management Committee Meeting, Working group meetings
    Management Committee members, Delegates
    20:00 –
    Conference dinner – Restaurant TRINDADE


    Friday, 23th October 2009
    Time
    Theme
    Session 4: Economic aspects
    Chairperson: A. Usenius, COST E53, WG1, WG2, WG3
    08:30 - 08:50
    CAE analysis and optimization of energy consumption and costs of wood drying with use of different drying techniques
    Ž. Gorišek
    08:50 - 09:10
    Improving Lumber Recovery of Low-Quality Hardwoods via Fingerjointing Technologies
    L. Denes
    09:10 - 09:30
    Impact of traceability on price of French Douglas FIR
    J.D. Lanvin
    09:30 - 09:50
    Low cost scanner for determination of wooden board distortion. Part 2. Twist, crook, and bow
    R. Lagana
    09:50 - 10:20
    Coffee break
    Session 5: Quality related topics
    Chairperson: R. Kliger, COST E53, WG1, WG2, WG3
    10:20 - 10:40
    Engineering of strength quality class at fibreboards manufacturing process
    V. Savov
    10:40 - 11:00
    Algorithms to optimize limits for wood property categorization
    A.J. Petutschnigg
    11:00 - 11:20
    Application of terrestrial LiDAR and a sawing simulator to predict sawn timber yield of plantations - a pilot study for Pinus pinaster in South Africa
    H.-J. Klemmt
    11:20
    End of conference
    11:30 - 12:30
    Lunch
    Afternoon – Technical visit
    12:30 - 14:00
    Bus trip: Lisbon - Setúbal
    14:00 - 17:00
    Visit to wood houses in Troia
    17:00 - 18:30
    Bus trip: Back to Lisbon

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