Wood is not only a traditional resource, but is becoming increasingly important as a building material of the future. In its application as a structural material, wood offers many advantages over steel and concrete buildings. For example, the specific strength is very high. It is also easy to process the material into different products. This ensures an increasing demand for the sustainable and renewable raw material in the construction industry. Especially the sustainability and the positive effects on the CO2 balance are attractive plus points in times when climate change is becoming increasingly important. For use as a structural material, however, the material behavior must be available for the design and calculation of the components used.
For sustainable building, wood is becoming increasingly important as a material for structural components. However, this requires that the material behaviour in the design is known and can be represented by suitable models. Due to the anisotropic structure, experimental investigations are necessary to create the model. However, due to the material characteristics, this can be a challenging task for testing technology. But the test systems from FORM + TEST will make an important contribution to this.