Course code TRE200

TRE200 Wood Technology I

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Course responsible: Geir Isak Vestøl
Teachers: Geir Isak Vestøl, Olav Albert Høibø, Holger Militz
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Altogether 36 in TRE200 and SKOG210
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2006V
Preferential right:
M-SF, M-BA
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:

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.

Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises: Microscopic studies of wood. Testing of wood properties.
Teaching support:
The course has web pages in Fronter, where also the assignments are announced. The lecturers are available for questions during office hours.
Syllabus:
To be announced in Fronter.
Prerequisites:
-
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises.
Assessment:
The exercise report must be approved. Written exam including a wood anatomy test (3 hours).
Nominal workload:
Lectures: approx. 25 hours. Exercises: approx. 20 hours. Data processing, reporting and self-study: approx. 100 hours.
Entrance requirements:
GSK
Reduction of credits:
5 credit reduction for students taking both TRE200 and SKOG210.
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 25 hours. Exercises: approx. 20 hours.
Note:
The course is a part of SKOG210. It is required for the students taking TRE300.
Examiner:
An external examiner evaluates the exam. The course responsible approves the exercise reports.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått