TRE200 Wood Technology I
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Course responsible: Geir Isak Vestøl
Teachers: Geir Isak Vestøl, Olav Albert Høibø, Roar Økseter
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2006V
B-SF, M-SF, M-BA
Wood formation. Macroscopic, microscopic, sub-microscopic and chemical structure of wood. Physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood products. Defects and abnormalities in wood. Silviculture and wood quality. Degradation and durability of wood, and wood protection.
Knowledge: The student should know the structure and properties of wood. The students should know the variation in the physical and mechanical properties of wood.
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.
General competence: The students should have a basis to evaluate use of wood in different situations.
Lectures. Exercises: Microscopic studies of wood. Testing of wood properties.
The course has web pages in Canvas, where also the assignments are announced. The lecturers are available for questions during office hours.
To be announced in Canvas.
Exercises with approved report.
Continuous exam: Wood anatomy test counting for 30% and written exam (3 hours) counting for 70%.
Lectures: approx. 26 hours. Exercises: approx. 24 hours. Data processing, reporting and self-study: approx. 100 hours.
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 26 hours. Exercises: approx. 24 hours.
The course is required for the students taking TRE300.
An external examiner evaluates the exam. The course responsible approves the exercise reports and evaluates the wood anatomy test.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F