Modelling of the hygroelastic behaviour of normal and compression wood tracheids.

@article{Joffre2014ModellingOT,
  title={Modelling of the hygroelastic behaviour of normal and compression wood tracheids.},
  author={Thomas Joffre and R. Cristian Neagu and Stig Bardage and E. Kristofer Gamstedt},
  journal={Journal of structural biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={
          89-98
        }
}
Compression wood conifer tracheids show different swelling and stiffness properties than those of usual normal wood, which has a practical function in the living plant: when a conifer shoot is moved from its vertical position, compression wood is formed in the under part of the shoot. The growth rate of the compression wood is faster than in the upper part resulting in a renewed horizontal growth. The actuating and load-carrying function of the compression wood is addressed, on the basis of its… CONTINUE READING
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