Course code SKOG210

SKOG210 Forest Products and Wood Technology

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Course responsible: Geir Isak Vestøl
Teachers: Olav Albert Høibø, Birger Eikenes, Holger Militz
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Wood formation. Macroscopic, microscopic, sub-microscopic and chemical composition of wood. Physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood products. Defects and abnormalities in wood. Degradation and durability of wood, and wood protection. Wood as industrial raw material - quality and utilisation. Trade flows of logs and chips, and wood scaling - measurement, scaling methods, calculation of volume and value. Wood industry, pulp and paper industry, wood based panels - machinery, equipment and processing techniques. Energy from wood.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The student should know the structure and properties of wood. The students should know the variation in physical and mechanical properties of wood, how to test these, and how wood is suited as raw material for different products. The students should be able to give an account of the forest products value chain, and how production, measurements and trade of wood-based products is performed.

Skills: The students should be able to describe the structure of wood and recognise the Norwegian species by wood anatomy. The students should also be able to perform testing of mechanical and physical properties. The students should be able to perform volume- and value calculations of logs.

General competence: The students should be able to evaluate wood as a raw material for forest industries, and they should have a basis to evaluate use of wood in other applications.

Learning activities:
Lectures on the main topics from the textbook. Laboratory exercises. Processing data and journal writing. Excursions to wood industries (sawmills and pulp mills).
Teaching support:
To be announced in Fronter.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions and exercises.
Continuous assessment: two written examinations, one at the end of January (1/2) and one at the end of the course (1/2). Both 3 hours. Journals must be approved. Both the mid-term exam and the final exam must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
About 70 hours of lectures, 30 hours of exercises and 200 hours of processing data, journal writing and individual study. 2 days of excursions.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
5 credit reduction for students taking TRE200.
Type of course:
January block: 25 hours of lectures and 20 hours of exercises. Spring parallel: 4 hours each week.
An external examiner will evaluate the written exams. Journals from the exercises are evaluated by the responsible teacher.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått