Smart Housing Småland

Smart Housing Småland bygger en internationellt ledande innovationsmiljö som, med användaren i centrum, skapar smart boende och hållbar byggd miljö med bas i glas och trä.

FE model of a box unit – stress and stability analysis

The preliminary study “FE model of a box unit – stress and stability analysis”* has produced an FE model for studying the deformation and rigidity of a typical box unit for multi-unit dwellings made of wood. (FE = Finite Element method – a numerical calculation method for solving partial differential equations)

The model has been made to be as quick and flexible as possible, and can simulate all nailed, screwed and bolted joints in the unit.

It proved to be possible to create a quick and effective model, which means that the conditions are favourable for simulating and analysing complete multi-unit dwellings with reasonable calculation times.

Project participants
Linnaeus University, OBOS Sverige and RISE (formerly SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden).

More information
For more information, contact the project manager Sigurdur Ormarsson, Linnaeus University,

These are some of the issues raised in the High6 project where the intention is to build a six-storey building made from glass and wood in combination with digital platforms.  Read more about the High6 project here.