Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 09.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mark Hughes

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • knows the key anatomical features of wood and is able to differentiate between softwood and hardwood and is able to identify several key commercially important species from their microstructures
  • is familiar with the anisotropic structure of wood and is able to describe how the anatomical structure of wood affects its physical and mechanical properties
  • knows the states of water in wood and is able to describe how it affects the mechanical and physical properties of wood
  • is familiar with the relationship between cell wall density, bulk density and void volume (porosity) and can apply this information to predict how fluids may behave in wood
  • is familiar with the thermal characteristics of wood, especially thermal conductivity, heat capacity and diffusivity
  • is familiar with the acoustic properties of wood and how this might be utilised in non-destructive testing and construction
  • is familiar with the electrical properties of wood
  • is familiar with the combustion properties of wood and its fire performance
  • knows about the short-term mechanical properties of wood and how structure/anatomy, density and moisture affect these
  • is familiar with the long-term behaviour of wood under static and cyclical loading
  • is able to describe the key steps in the manufacture of the major wood products (solid wood, wood-based composites and engineered wood)

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Wood anatomy and structure; wood-water relationships; wood density and density-volume relationships; fluid flow in wood; thermal properties of wood; acoustic properties of wood; short-term mechanical properties and structure-property relationships; long-term wood properties (creep & fatigue); manufacture of wood products (solid wood, wood-based composites and engineered wood products

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Laboratory exercises 24 h

Project work 67 h

Other independent studying 20 h

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Laboratory exercises 24 h

Project work 67 h

Other independent studying 20 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

J.M. Dinwoodie and other material as directed

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=CHEM-E2105

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

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