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Wood: The Internal Optimization of Trees

By: Claus Mattheck(Author), H Kubler(Author)
129 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Wood: The Internal Optimization of Trees
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  • Wood: The Internal Optimization of Trees ISBN: 9783540620198 Paperback Dec 1997 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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  • Wood: The Internal Optimization of Trees ISBN: 9783540593188 Hardback Dec 1995 Out of Print #48033
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Avoiding complex formulas, the authors show how a tree is internally optimized and how the partial or global breakdown of this interwoven axial and radial optimization can lead to the different failure modes.

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1. Introduction 2. Mechanical Fundamentals 3. The Mechanical Self-Optimization of Trees - Five Theorems 4. The Principle of Minimum Lever Arms 5. The Axiom of Uniform Stress 6. Parallel Fiber and Force Flow Arrangement 7 Tree Rings and Force Flow 8. Growth Stresses 9. Stress-Controlled Strength Distribution 10. Cracks 11. Final Remarks - Review and Outlook References Subject Index

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By: Claus Mattheck(Author), H Kubler(Author)
129 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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