Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2022 - 07.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lauri Rautkari

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 8-12 h

    Exercises 8-12 h

    Excursions and/or project work 81-99 h

    Other independent studying 20-30 h

     

Workload
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 8-12 h

    Exercises 8-12 h

    Excursions and/or project work 81-99 h

    Other independent studying 20-30 h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses
Prerequisites
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV-V

    2021-2022 Spring IV-V

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

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu (sisu.aalto.fi) instead of WebOodi.

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