Research at WMEL involves a broad range of projects that exhibit excellence in both fundamental and applied areas of wood materials and engineering. Specific areas of research emphasis include:
- Design and Manufacture of Wood Composite Materials
- Performance based design methodologies for wood materials
- Novel building systems
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The Composite Materials and Engineering Center is equipped to conduct research ranging from composite materials development through structural testing. The 28,000 ft2 facility houses equipment for furnish generation; sorting, drying, blending and forming; consolidation; physical and chemical property analyses; materials and structural testing; nondestructive evaluation; and computer-based modeling and analysis.