TRE300 Wood Technology
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2020 - 2021 .
Course responsible: Geir Isak Vestøl
Teachers: Roar Økseter
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Wood quality: Silviculture and wood quality, modelling. Wood physics: Density, wood - water relations, capillary movements and diffusion thermal, electrical and acoustical properties, and dynamic behaviour. Mechanics and rheology of wood: Elasticity (stress and strain), plasticity, creep, crushing strength, bending strength, shock resistance, torsional properties, and shear strength.
The student should have knowledge about the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how they vary. The student should know how the different properties relate to the chemistry and anatomy of wood, and know how silviculture and tree growt affect the different wood properties. The student should also know about decomposition of wood.
The students should know how to accomplish laboratory research and collect data for wood property studies, also when it comes to how silviculture and the growth of the tree affect the properties.
The studtent should be familiar with how the wood properties of the most common Norwegian species vary and what this means for the different use of wood.
Lectures, exercises, more and less extensive written assignments, excursion. The exercises are used to concretise the theoretical material. The students must present some of the papers in class. In addition, the students will be given a number of questions related to the course which they voluntarily can answer and get feedback on during the course.
Information in advance is public available at Canvas.
Kollmann, F. F. P. and Cote, W. A. 1981 (1968). Principles of Wood Science and Technology, I Solid Wood. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. 592 pp. Selected articles.
Research articles handed out during the course
Notes from the lectures
Written exam (3 hours) counts 2/3. Exercises and assignments count 1/3.
70 hours of lectures and exercises. 380 hours of self-study (semester assignment, report writing, independent study).
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Ordinary lectures: 34 hours. Exercises: 30 hours. Discussions/student lectures: 6 hours. In total: 70 hours.
The course is intended for the students in Forest Business, Forestry and structural engineering for Buildings and Architecture.
The external examiner evaluates the written exams.
Examination details: Orl exam: A - E / F