Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Showcase
ARC Future Timber Hub projects covered will be:
1) Impact of continuous drying on key production and performance criteria of engineered wood structural elements
This presentation will be an overview of the background of timber drying, why timber drying research is important, impact of drying method (high temperature and continuous drying) on quality and properties of timber products. Included will be a showcase of the kiln drying facilities, the methods and devices to characterise permeability, porosity, contact angle, diffusion that are available at the DAF Salisbury Research Facility.
2) Non-destructive evaluation of elastic material properties and acoustic characterisation of wood based massive panels
This presentation will be covering the non-destructive assessment and experimental validation process of evaluating mass timber panels for their mechanical properties. This will include a demonstration of the rapid testing process.
3) Pathways to Net Zero Energy for Engineered Wood Multi-storey Buildings in Australian Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climates [eWoodZEB]
This presentation will give an overview of the current progress and preliminary results for the project Pathways to Net Zero Energy for Engineered Wood Multi-storey Buildings in Australian Tropical and Sub-Tropical Climates. This will include a demonstration of applied research methods: energy and hygrothermal simulation; timber moisture content case study measurement and laboratory testing.