MOTIVATION & GOALS
The vision of the K-Project WoodC.A.R. (Wood – Computer Aided Research) is to introduce Engineered Wood Products (EWP), Engineered Wood Components (EWC) and wood-based materials to the mobility sector, which follows the demand for improvement of environmental and economic sustainable materials in this branch. Key for the application of EWPs and EWCs in the engineering and the development process are reliable Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) models of wooden materials exposed to dynamic and static loads. Additionally, new production technologies for shaping, joining and bonding are required. Simulation tools as well as new technologies will open new markets within and beyond the mobility sector.
The mission of the K-Project WoodC.A.R. is to make EWPs and EWCs predictable by means of computer simulation, which will enable using wood-based materials for advanced and load-bearing applications in the automotive industry and beyond.
WoodC.A.R. is a strong and interdisciplinary team of selected industry and scientific partners from the mobility sector and the forest-based industry. WoodC.A.R. follows a visionary idea, which addresses future challenges of the mobility as well as of the forest-based sector in Austria and Europe. WoodC.A.R. has the following goals:
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The K-Project WoodC.A.R. – Computer Aided Research is funded within the scope of COMET - Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by BMVIT, BMDW and the federal states Styria and Tyrol. The program COMET is managed by the FFG.