Dr Karin De Borst

  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Engineering Administration)

telephone: 0141 330 5919
email: Karin.DeBorst@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

I am Reader of Infrastructure and Environment. I graduated from Vienna University of Technology, with an MSc degree in Civil Engineering in 2000, and received a PhD in Engineering Sciences also from this university in 2004. In my PhD project, I studied the frictional sliding of rubber tread blocks by means of nonlinear finite element simulations.

I have worked in various fields of mechanics of materials and structures, mostly applying computational methods and upscaling strategies. In addition, I gathered experience in mechanical testing at both microscale and macroscale samples.

I hold comprehensive knowledge on wood mechanics and wood physics and their relation to the hierarchical microstructure of wood. In this context, I built knowledge about chemical and physical micro-characterisation techniques for biological materials, such as spectroscopic techniques as well as scattering and diffraction methods.

From 2004 to 2011, I was working at the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures at Vienna University of Technology, focusing on the micromechanical characterisation of wood. In 2010, I received the Venia Docendi in ‘Mechanics of Materials and Structures’, and in 2011, I was promoted to Associate Professor. The period in Vienna was interspersed with research visits to Innventia (formerly Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute) in Stockholm (2004), the Laboratoire de Méchanique et Génie Civil at Université Montpellier II (2008), and the Structural Design Unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (2011).

My scientific achievements were honoured by several awards (e.g. Würdigungspreis 2000, granted by the Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Research and Culture, the Zonta Post-Doc-Förderungspreis 2005, and the Kardinal Innitzer Förderungspreis 2011). In 2008, I was elected as a member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which is the oldest and most-renowned of its kind in the German-speaking region.

I have led numerous research projects at national and at European level, mainly in cooperation with industry. Since November 2008, I am the chair of COST Action FP0802 on ‘Experimental and numerical micro-characterisation techniques in wood mechanics’.

Research Interests

My research aims at the identification of structure-function relationships in wood and wood composites. I apply computational methods (analytical and numerical upscaling techniques) as well as experimental characterisation techniques (nanoindentation, ultrasonic stiffness measurement, classical mechanical testing at macroscale samples). Moreover, I closely collaborate with chemists and biologists to gather information about the chemical composition and the microstructural morphology of the wood materials. Currently, I focus on the effect of water on the mechanical behavior of wood and on wood swelling as well as on degraded wood tissues, from historic objects as well as from recent structures affected by fungi.

Beyond the increased knowledge about the material, my research is always driven by the intention to finally provide constitutive models for engineering applications. In this context, numerical simulations of timber structures or structural details by means of the finite element method are an integral part of my research.

Expertise

I have worked in various fields of mechanics of materials and structures, mostly applying computational methods and upscaling strategies. In addition, I gathered experience in mechanical testing at both microscale and macroscale samples.

I hold comprehensive knowledge on wood mechanics and wood physics and their relation to the hierarchical microstructure of wood. In this context, I built knowledge about chemical and physical micro-characterisation techniques for biological materials, such as spectroscopic techniques as well as scattering and diffraction methods.


Grants

10/2012-present

Micromechanical modelling of timber distortion: resolving anisoptropy and microstructural influences;

Postgraduate research studentship co-funded by the Forestry Commission Scotland;

Principal investigator; industrial contribution £30.000

 

10/2011-present

Characterization of Wood Products and Connections – From Mechanical Modeling to Engineering Applications;

FFG-project # 815234 funded by Association of Austrian Timber Industries and European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois);

Scientific partner LNU Vaxjo;

Project leadership during application stage, advisor during working stage ; project budget 1.200.000 Euros

 

03/2011-02/2012

Modeling of veneer forming processes;

Funded by UPM-Kymmene Oy, Lahti, Finland;

Project leadership, project budget 20.000 Euros

 

05/2010-11/2012

Microstructural and chemical characterization of softwood degradation by basidiomycetes and its effect on the mechanical behavior;

Innovative Project at Vienna University of Technology 2010;

Scientific partner Inst. of Chemical Engineering (TU Vienna); work package leader; project budget 181.275 Euros

 

11/2008-11/2012

COST Action FP0802 - Experimental and computational micro-characterization techniques in wood mechanics;

European research network;

Chairmanship; yearly project budget ~ 100.000 Euros (only travel costs funded, no research work)

 

11/2007-11/2010

Mechanical characterization of wood for knowledge-based timber industry;

FFG-project # 815234 funded by Association of Austrian Timber Industries and European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois);

Scientific partners TU Dresden, University of Montpellier II;project leadership; project budget 1.929.644 Euros

 

01/2008-12/2010

Grading of timber for engineered wood products (Gradewood);

WoodWisdom-Net project (within ERA-Net program in FP6), participation with MechWood as national subproject);

Scientific partners BRE, FCBA, Holzforschung Austria (HfA), University Ljubljana, SP Tratek, TU Munchen (TUM), VTT; work package leader; project budget share 90.000 Euros

 

11/2007-10/2009

Fire resistance of innovative timber structures (FireInTimber);

WoodWisdom-Net project (ERA-Net program within FP6), participation with MechWood as national subproject);

Scientific partners BRE, CSTB, ETH, HfA, SP Trtek, TUM, University Innsbruck, VTT; project participant; project budget share 20.000 Euros

 

01/2008-12/2010

Service life and performance of exterior wood above ground (WoodExter);

WoodWisdom-Net project (within ERA-Net program in FP6), participation with MechWood as national subproject);

Scientific partners BRE, FCBA, HfA, Lund Institute of Technology, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, SP Trtek, University Ghent, University Gottingen, VTT; task leader; project budget share 20.000 Euros

 

01/2008-12/2010

Improved glued wood composites - modeling and mitigation of moisture-induced stresses (Improved Moisture);

WoodWisdom-Net project (within ERA-Net program in FP6), participation with MechWood as national subproject);

Scientific partners KTH, MPA Stuttgart, VTT; work package leader; project budget share 170.000 Euros

 

02/2007-10/2009

Numerical simulation of wooden boards with knot inclusions;

Funded by Doka Industrie GmbH;

Project leadership (together with Prof. Eberhardsteiner), project budget 170.200 Euros

 

01/2007-present

Roadmap 2010 – Building with wood;

Scientific coordination of research projects funded by CEI-Bois; responsible person, project budget 150.000 Euros

 

09/2006-06/2009

Mechanical characterization of the DENDROLIGHT lightweight panel by means of numerical homogenization techniques; project in framework of competence centersWood Kplus (2006-2008) and Wood Comet (2008-2009);

Funding by Berger Dendrolight GmbH; project leadership on behalf of TU Vienna; project budget 24.530 Euros

 

04/2006-10/2007

Validated material law for wood;

Feasibility study funded by CEI-Bois;

Project leadership (together with Prof. Eberhardsteiner), project budget 120.000 Euros

 

12/2005-06/2007

Numerical simulation of wood strand products; project in framework of competence center holz.bau forschung, Graz, Austria;

Scientific project leadership on behalf of TU Vienna; project budget 35.000 Euros

 

03/2005-10/2005

FE-simulation of rubber inlays for chair and gondola lifts; funded by Semperit & Co. GesmbH, Wimpassing, Austria;

Leading project participant, project budget 5.000 Euros

 

05/2001-02/2004

STreaM - Simulation of tread block mechanics;

Funded by Continental AG, Hannover, Germany;

Scientific treatment, project budget 168.000 Euros.


Supervision

List of Supervised Diploma and Master Students


Wikete, C. (2012) Stiffness of hardwood – experimental investigations and numerical modeling, Master Thesis, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structues (IMWS), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien); supervision together with T. Bader.

Schlattinger, D. (2011) Numerical Simulation of Brittle Failure of Cross Laminated Timber Plates Considering the Local Variability of Material Properties, Master Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien.

Garcia, C. (2010) Numerical Simulations on the Strength Reducing Effect of Knots in Wooden Boards, Master Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with Ch.Hackspiel and J. Eberhardsteiner.

Radecki-Pawlik, B. (2010). Numerical Simulations of the Load Bearing Behavior of Cross Laminated Timber, Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with A. J¨ager and J. Eberhardsteiner.

Lukacevic, M. (2009). Validation and Optimization of a Numerical Simulation Tool for Wood Grading, Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with Ch. Hackspiel and J. Eberhardsteiner.

Eitelberger, J. (2008). Multiscale Modeling of Transport Processes in Softwood under the Fiber Saturation Point, Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner.

Gloimuller, St. (2008). Influence of Annual Rings on Displacement and Stress Fields in Wood at Loading Perpendicular to the Grain, Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner.

Koch, S. (2005). Finite Elemente Analyse der Beanspruchungssituation von Seilbahneinlagerringen [Finite Element Analysis of the Straining of Rubber Liners], Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner. In German.

Grohs, Ch. (2004). Thermomechanisch gekoppelte 3D-Finite Elemente Simulation von gleitenden Gummistollen [Thermo-mechanical Coupled 3D-Finite Element Simulation of Sliding Rubber Tread Blocks], Diploma Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner. In German.

 

List of Supervised PhD Students

Caudoux, R. Numerical modelling of nanocellulosic materials, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, in progress.

Boney, A. Micromechanical modelling of timber distortion: resolving anisotropy and microstructural influences, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, in progress.

Richardson, E. Bridging length scales in structural timber – from molecules to moisture-induced warping, PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow; in progress.


Wagner, L. Micromechanical Characterization of Wood Having Undergone Fungal Degradation, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien

Gloimuller, S. Multiscale Modeling and Expeirmental Inverstigations of the Hygroex-pansion Behavior of Softwood, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien

Dorn, M. Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of Steel-to-Timber Dowel Joints by Means of Numerical Simulations and Experiments, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien

Eitelberger, J. Multiscale Modeling of the Transport Behavior of Wood, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien.

Bader, Th.K. (2011) Poro-micromechanical Modeling of Wood and its Application to the Mechanical Assessment of Wood Degradation, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien.

Hackspiel, Ch. (2010) Numerical Simulations of the Effect of Knots on Wood Stiffness and Strength, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner.

Sturzenbecher, R. (2010). Mechanical Behavior of Engineered Wood Products: Experimental Investigations and Advanced Modeling of Veneer Strand Boards and Cross Laminated Timber, PhD Thesis, IMWS, TU Wien; supervision together with J. Eberhardsteiner.


All publications

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2015

Wagner, L., Bader, T. K., Ters, T., Fackler, K. and De Borst, K. (2015) A combined view on composition, molecular structure, and micromechanics of fungal degraded softwood. Holzforschung, 69(4), pp. 471-482. (doi:10.1515/hf-2014-0023)

Wagner, L., Bos, C., Bader, T. K. and de Borst, K. (2015) Effect of water on the mechanical properties of wood cell walls: results of a nanoindentation study. Bioresources, 10(3), pp. 4011-4025. (doi:10.15376/biores.10.3.4011-4025)

2014

Wagner, L., Bader, T.K., Eberhardsteiner, J. and De Borst, K. (2014) Fungal degradation of softwood cell walls: enhanced insight through micromechanical modeling. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 93, pp. 223-234. (doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2014.05.010)

Hackspiel, C., de Borst, K. and Lukacevic, M. (2014) A numerical simulation tool for wood grading: model validation and parameter studies. Wood Science and Technology, 48(3), pp. 651-669. (doi:10.1007/s00226-014-0630-7)

Hackspiel, C., de Borst, K. and Lukacevic, M. (2014) A numerical simulation tool for wood grading model development. Wood Science and Technology, 48(3), pp. 633-649. (doi:10.1007/s00226-014-0629-0)

De Borst, K. and Bader, T.K. (2014) Structure–function relationships in hardwood – insight from micromechanical modelling. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 345, pp. 78-91. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.12.013)

Wagner, L., Bader, T. K. and De Borst, K. (2014) Nanoindentation of wood cell walls: effects of sample preparation and indentation protocol. Journal of Materials Science, 49(1), pp. 94-102. (doi:10.1007/s10853-013-7680-3)

2013

Bader, T. K., de Borst, K., Fackler, K., Ters, T. and Braovac, S. (2013) A nano to macroscale study on structure-mechanics relationships of archaeological oak. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 14(5), pp. 377-388. (doi:10.1016/j.culher.2012.09.007)

Gamstedt, E.K., Bader, T.K. and De Borst, K. (2013) Mixed numerical–experimental methods in wood micromechanics. Wood Science and Technology, 47(1), pp. 183-202. (doi:10.1007/s00226-012-0519-2)

Hochreiner, G., Bader, T. K., de Borst, K. and Eberhardtsteiner, J. (2013) Dowel-type fasteners according to EC5 and their structural modelling within commercial engineering software. Bauingeniuer, 2013(6), pp. 275-289.

Wagner, L., Bader, T.K., Auty, D. and De Borst, K. (2013) Key parameters controlling stiffness variability within trees: a multiscale experimental–numerical approach. Trees, 27(1), pp. 321-336. (doi:10.1007/s00468-012-0801-9)

2012

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Keunecke, D. (2012) Microstructure-stiffness relationships of common yew and Norway spruce. Strain, 48(4), pp. 306-316. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-1305.2011.00824.x)

De Borst, K., Bader, T.K. and Wikete, C. (2012) Microstructure–stiffness relationships of ten European and tropical hardwood species. Journal of Structural Biology, 177(2), pp. 532-542. (doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.10.010)

Alfredsen, G., Bader, T.K., Dibdiakova, J., Filbakk, T., Bollmus, S. and Hofstetter, K. (2012) Thermogravimetric analysis for wood decay characterisation. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 70(4), pp. 527-530. (doi:10.1007/s00107-011-0566-7)

2011

Jäger, A., Hofstetter, K., Buksnowitz, C., Gindl-Altmutter, W. and Konnerth, J. (2011) Identification of stiffness tensor components of wood cell walls by means of nanoindentation. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42(12), pp. 2101-2109. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.09.020)

Eitelberger, J., Hofstetter, K. and Dvinskikh, S.V. (2011) A multi-scale approach for simulation of transient moisture transport processes in wood below the fiber saturation point. Composites Science and Technology, 71(15), pp. 1727-1738. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.08.004)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) A comprehensive model for transient moisture transport in wood below the fiber saturation point: physical background, implementation and experimental validation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 50(10), pp. 1861-1866. (doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2011.02.024)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Alfredsen, G. and Bollmus, S. (2011) Changes in microstructure and stiffness of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestrisL) sapwood degraded by Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor – Part II: anisotropic stiffness properties. Holzforschung, 66(2), pp. 199-206. (doi:10.1515/HF.2011.153)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Alfredsen, G. and Bollmus, S. (2011) Microstructure and stiffness of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) sapwood degraded by Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor – Part I: changes in chemical composition, density and equilibrium moisture content. Holzforschung, 66(2), pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1515/HF.2011.149)

Jäger, A., Bader, T., Hofstetter, K. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) The relation between indentation modulus, microfibril angle, and elastic properties of wood cell walls. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42(6), pp. 677-685. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.02.007)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) The poroelastic role of water in cell walls of the hierarchical composite “softwood”. Acta Mechanica, 217(1-2), pp. 75-100. (doi:10.1007/s00707-010-0368-8)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) From lignin to spruce: poromechanical upscaling of wood strength. MRS Proceedings, 1301, (doi:10.1557/opl.2011.534)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Prediction of transport properties of wood below the fiber saturation point – a multiscale homogenization approach and its experimental validation. Part II: steady state moisture diffusion coefficient. Composites Science and Technology, 71(2), pp. 145-151. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.11.006)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Prediction of transport properties of wood below the fiber saturation point – a multiscale homogenization approach and its experimental validation: Part I: thermal conductivity. Composites Science and Technology, 71(2), pp. 134-144. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.11.007)

Eitelberger, J., Svensson, S. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Theory of transport processes in wood below the fiber saturation point. Physical background on the microscale and its macroscopic description. Holzforschung, 65(3), pp. 337-342. (doi:10.1515/hf.2011.041)

Stürzenbecher, R. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Bending of cross-ply laminated composites: An accurate and efficient plate theory based upon models of Lekhnitskii and Ren. Composite Structures, 93(3), pp. 1078-1088. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.09.020)

2010

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Poromechanical scale transitions of failure stresses in wood: from the lignin to the spruce level. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 90(10-11), pp. 750-767. (doi:10.1002/zamm.201000045)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Structural design of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) by advanced plate theories. Composites Science and Technology, 70(9), pp. 1368-1379. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.04.016)

Arnould, O., Sturzenbecher, R., Bardet, S., Hofstetter, K., Guibal, D., Amusant, N. and Pizzi, A. (2010) Mechanical potential of eco-OSB produced from durable and nondurable species and natural resins. Holzforschung, 64(6), pp. 791-798. (doi:10.1515/hf.2010.116)

Konnerth, J., Eiser, M., Jäger, A., Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Follrich, J., Ters, T., Hansmann, C. and Wimmer, R. (2010) Macro- and micro-mechanical properties of red oak wood (Quercus rubra L.) treated with hemicellulases. Holzforschung, 64(4), pp. 447-453. (doi:10.1515/hf.2010.056)

Buksnowitz, C., Hackspiel, C., Hofstetter, K., Müller, U., Gindl, W., Teischinger, A. and Konnerth, J. (2010) Knots in trees: strain distribution in a naturally optimised structure. Wood Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 389-398. (doi:10.1007/s00226-010-0352-4)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2010) Multiscale homogenization of wood transport properties: diffusion coefficients for steady-state moisture transport. Wood Material Science and Engineering, 5(2), pp. 97-103. (doi:10.1080/17480272.2010.489650)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K., Bogensperger, T., Schickhofer, G. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Development of high-performance strand boards: engineering design and experimental investigations. Wood Science and Technology, 44(1), pp. 13-29. (doi:10.1007/s00226-009-0258-1)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K., Schickhofer, G. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Development of high-performance strand boards: multiscale modeling of anisotropic elasticity. Wood Science and Technology, 44(2), pp. 205-223. (doi:10.1007/s00226-009-0259-0)

2009

Mang, H.A. et al. (2009) Computational mechanics of materials and structures. Engineering Structures, 31(6), pp. 1288-1297. (doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2009.01.005)

2008

Hofstetter, K. and Gamstedt, E.K. (2008) Hierarchical modelling of microstructural effects on mechanical properties of wood. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: wood machining – micromechanics and fracture. Holzforschung, 63(2), pp. 130-138. (doi:10.1515/HF.2009.018)

Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Mang, H.A. (2008) Micromechanical estimates for elastic limit states in wood materials, revealing nanostructural failure mechanisms. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 15(6-7), pp. 474-484. (doi:10.1080/15376490802142387)

Mang, H.A., Ederhardsteiner, J., Hellmich, C., Hofstetter, K. and Lackner, R. (2008) Computational multiscale analysis in civil engineering. In: 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) / 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), Venice, Italy, 30 Jun 2008 - 5 Jul 2008,

2007

Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2007) Micromechanical modeling of solid-type and plate-type deformation patterns within softwood materials. A review and an improved approach. Holzforschung, 61(4), pp. 343-351. (doi:10.1515/HF.2007.058)

2006

Hofstetter, K., Grohs, C., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Mang, H.A. (2006) Sliding behaviour of simplified tire tread patterns investigated by means of FEM. Computers and Structures, 84(17-18), pp. 1151-1163. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2006.01.010)

De Borst, K., Hinterstoisser, B. and Salmén, L. (2006) Moisture uptake in native cellulose – the roles of different hydrogen bonds: a dynamic FT-IR study using deuterium exchange. Cellulose, 13(2), pp. 131-145. (doi:10.1007/s10570-006-9055-2)

2005

De Borst, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2005) Development and experimental validation of a continuum micromechanics model for the elasticity of wood. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 24(6), pp. 1030-1053. (doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2005.05.006)

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Articles

Wagner, L., Bader, T. K., Ters, T., Fackler, K. and De Borst, K. (2015) A combined view on composition, molecular structure, and micromechanics of fungal degraded softwood. Holzforschung, 69(4), pp. 471-482. (doi:10.1515/hf-2014-0023)

Wagner, L., Bos, C., Bader, T. K. and de Borst, K. (2015) Effect of water on the mechanical properties of wood cell walls: results of a nanoindentation study. Bioresources, 10(3), pp. 4011-4025. (doi:10.15376/biores.10.3.4011-4025)

Wagner, L., Bader, T.K., Eberhardsteiner, J. and De Borst, K. (2014) Fungal degradation of softwood cell walls: enhanced insight through micromechanical modeling. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 93, pp. 223-234. (doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2014.05.010)

Hackspiel, C., de Borst, K. and Lukacevic, M. (2014) A numerical simulation tool for wood grading: model validation and parameter studies. Wood Science and Technology, 48(3), pp. 651-669. (doi:10.1007/s00226-014-0630-7)

Hackspiel, C., de Borst, K. and Lukacevic, M. (2014) A numerical simulation tool for wood grading model development. Wood Science and Technology, 48(3), pp. 633-649. (doi:10.1007/s00226-014-0629-0)

De Borst, K. and Bader, T.K. (2014) Structure–function relationships in hardwood – insight from micromechanical modelling. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 345, pp. 78-91. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.12.013)

Wagner, L., Bader, T. K. and De Borst, K. (2014) Nanoindentation of wood cell walls: effects of sample preparation and indentation protocol. Journal of Materials Science, 49(1), pp. 94-102. (doi:10.1007/s10853-013-7680-3)

Bader, T. K., de Borst, K., Fackler, K., Ters, T. and Braovac, S. (2013) A nano to macroscale study on structure-mechanics relationships of archaeological oak. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 14(5), pp. 377-388. (doi:10.1016/j.culher.2012.09.007)

Gamstedt, E.K., Bader, T.K. and De Borst, K. (2013) Mixed numerical–experimental methods in wood micromechanics. Wood Science and Technology, 47(1), pp. 183-202. (doi:10.1007/s00226-012-0519-2)

Hochreiner, G., Bader, T. K., de Borst, K. and Eberhardtsteiner, J. (2013) Dowel-type fasteners according to EC5 and their structural modelling within commercial engineering software. Bauingeniuer, 2013(6), pp. 275-289.

Wagner, L., Bader, T.K., Auty, D. and De Borst, K. (2013) Key parameters controlling stiffness variability within trees: a multiscale experimental–numerical approach. Trees, 27(1), pp. 321-336. (doi:10.1007/s00468-012-0801-9)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Keunecke, D. (2012) Microstructure-stiffness relationships of common yew and Norway spruce. Strain, 48(4), pp. 306-316. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-1305.2011.00824.x)

De Borst, K., Bader, T.K. and Wikete, C. (2012) Microstructure–stiffness relationships of ten European and tropical hardwood species. Journal of Structural Biology, 177(2), pp. 532-542. (doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.10.010)

Alfredsen, G., Bader, T.K., Dibdiakova, J., Filbakk, T., Bollmus, S. and Hofstetter, K. (2012) Thermogravimetric analysis for wood decay characterisation. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 70(4), pp. 527-530. (doi:10.1007/s00107-011-0566-7)

Jäger, A., Hofstetter, K., Buksnowitz, C., Gindl-Altmutter, W. and Konnerth, J. (2011) Identification of stiffness tensor components of wood cell walls by means of nanoindentation. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42(12), pp. 2101-2109. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.09.020)

Eitelberger, J., Hofstetter, K. and Dvinskikh, S.V. (2011) A multi-scale approach for simulation of transient moisture transport processes in wood below the fiber saturation point. Composites Science and Technology, 71(15), pp. 1727-1738. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.08.004)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) A comprehensive model for transient moisture transport in wood below the fiber saturation point: physical background, implementation and experimental validation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 50(10), pp. 1861-1866. (doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2011.02.024)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Alfredsen, G. and Bollmus, S. (2011) Changes in microstructure and stiffness of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestrisL) sapwood degraded by Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor – Part II: anisotropic stiffness properties. Holzforschung, 66(2), pp. 199-206. (doi:10.1515/HF.2011.153)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Alfredsen, G. and Bollmus, S. (2011) Microstructure and stiffness of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) sapwood degraded by Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor – Part I: changes in chemical composition, density and equilibrium moisture content. Holzforschung, 66(2), pp. 191-198. (doi:10.1515/HF.2011.149)

Jäger, A., Bader, T., Hofstetter, K. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) The relation between indentation modulus, microfibril angle, and elastic properties of wood cell walls. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42(6), pp. 677-685. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.02.007)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) The poroelastic role of water in cell walls of the hierarchical composite “softwood”. Acta Mechanica, 217(1-2), pp. 75-100. (doi:10.1007/s00707-010-0368-8)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2011) From lignin to spruce: poromechanical upscaling of wood strength. MRS Proceedings, 1301, (doi:10.1557/opl.2011.534)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Prediction of transport properties of wood below the fiber saturation point – a multiscale homogenization approach and its experimental validation. Part II: steady state moisture diffusion coefficient. Composites Science and Technology, 71(2), pp. 145-151. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.11.006)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Prediction of transport properties of wood below the fiber saturation point – a multiscale homogenization approach and its experimental validation: Part I: thermal conductivity. Composites Science and Technology, 71(2), pp. 134-144. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.11.007)

Eitelberger, J., Svensson, S. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Theory of transport processes in wood below the fiber saturation point. Physical background on the microscale and its macroscopic description. Holzforschung, 65(3), pp. 337-342. (doi:10.1515/hf.2011.041)

Stürzenbecher, R. and Hofstetter, K. (2011) Bending of cross-ply laminated composites: An accurate and efficient plate theory based upon models of Lekhnitskii and Ren. Composite Structures, 93(3), pp. 1078-1088. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.09.020)

Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Poromechanical scale transitions of failure stresses in wood: from the lignin to the spruce level. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 90(10-11), pp. 750-767. (doi:10.1002/zamm.201000045)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Structural design of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) by advanced plate theories. Composites Science and Technology, 70(9), pp. 1368-1379. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.04.016)

Arnould, O., Sturzenbecher, R., Bardet, S., Hofstetter, K., Guibal, D., Amusant, N. and Pizzi, A. (2010) Mechanical potential of eco-OSB produced from durable and nondurable species and natural resins. Holzforschung, 64(6), pp. 791-798. (doi:10.1515/hf.2010.116)

Konnerth, J., Eiser, M., Jäger, A., Bader, T.K., Hofstetter, K., Follrich, J., Ters, T., Hansmann, C. and Wimmer, R. (2010) Macro- and micro-mechanical properties of red oak wood (Quercus rubra L.) treated with hemicellulases. Holzforschung, 64(4), pp. 447-453. (doi:10.1515/hf.2010.056)

Buksnowitz, C., Hackspiel, C., Hofstetter, K., Müller, U., Gindl, W., Teischinger, A. and Konnerth, J. (2010) Knots in trees: strain distribution in a naturally optimised structure. Wood Science and Technology, 44(3), pp. 389-398. (doi:10.1007/s00226-010-0352-4)

Eitelberger, J. and Hofstetter, K. (2010) Multiscale homogenization of wood transport properties: diffusion coefficients for steady-state moisture transport. Wood Material Science and Engineering, 5(2), pp. 97-103. (doi:10.1080/17480272.2010.489650)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K., Bogensperger, T., Schickhofer, G. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Development of high-performance strand boards: engineering design and experimental investigations. Wood Science and Technology, 44(1), pp. 13-29. (doi:10.1007/s00226-009-0258-1)

Stürzenbecher, R., Hofstetter, K., Schickhofer, G. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2010) Development of high-performance strand boards: multiscale modeling of anisotropic elasticity. Wood Science and Technology, 44(2), pp. 205-223. (doi:10.1007/s00226-009-0259-0)

Mang, H.A. et al. (2009) Computational mechanics of materials and structures. Engineering Structures, 31(6), pp. 1288-1297. (doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2009.01.005)

Hofstetter, K. and Gamstedt, E.K. (2008) Hierarchical modelling of microstructural effects on mechanical properties of wood. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: wood machining – micromechanics and fracture. Holzforschung, 63(2), pp. 130-138. (doi:10.1515/HF.2009.018)

Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Mang, H.A. (2008) Micromechanical estimates for elastic limit states in wood materials, revealing nanostructural failure mechanisms. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 15(6-7), pp. 474-484. (doi:10.1080/15376490802142387)

Hofstetter, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2007) Micromechanical modeling of solid-type and plate-type deformation patterns within softwood materials. A review and an improved approach. Holzforschung, 61(4), pp. 343-351. (doi:10.1515/HF.2007.058)

Hofstetter, K., Grohs, C., Eberhardsteiner, J. and Mang, H.A. (2006) Sliding behaviour of simplified tire tread patterns investigated by means of FEM. Computers and Structures, 84(17-18), pp. 1151-1163. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2006.01.010)

De Borst, K., Hinterstoisser, B. and Salmén, L. (2006) Moisture uptake in native cellulose – the roles of different hydrogen bonds: a dynamic FT-IR study using deuterium exchange. Cellulose, 13(2), pp. 131-145. (doi:10.1007/s10570-006-9055-2)

De Borst, K., Hellmich, C. and Eberhardsteiner, J. (2005) Development and experimental validation of a continuum micromechanics model for the elasticity of wood. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 24(6), pp. 1030-1053. (doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2005.05.006)

Conference Proceedings

Mang, H.A., Ederhardsteiner, J., Hellmich, C., Hofstetter, K. and Lackner, R. (2008) Computational multiscale analysis in civil engineering. In: 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) / 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), Venice, Italy, 30 Jun 2008 - 5 Jul 2008,

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