Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2020 - 21.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lauri Rautkari

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • knows the key commercial wood products and is familiar with their structure, properties, general performance characteristics and main applications
  • is able to describe the situations in which particular materials or products should be used
  • is familiar with the main regulations and standards covering the use of wood and wood products and knows the key product testing standards
  • knows the carbon storage potential of wood products and is familiar with the principles of life cycle assessment applied to wood products and wood construction
  • knows about the main physical and biological degradation mechanisms affecting the performance of wood
  • is familiar with how the durability and other performance characteristics of wood can be enhanced by applying appropriate design principles, preservation treatment, modifying wood and coating

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Structure, properties and applications of wood products including the relevant performance standards; mechanical and physical (e.g. thermal) performance characteristics of wood products in service; resource efficiency and environmental footprint of wood and wood products, including life cycle analyses and carbon storage; long-term performance of wood and wood products, including physical and biological degradation; enhancing performance through appropriate design, wood modification, preservation and coating

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 8-12 h

Exercises 8-12 h

Excursions and/or project work 81-99 h

Other independent studying 20-30 h

 

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 8-12 h

Exercises 8-12 h

Excursions and/or project work 81-99 h

Other independent studying 20-30 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=CHEM-E2115

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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