Fall 2019 - first lecture Tu 10.9. at 8:15
Responsible teacher: professor Thaddeus "Thad" Maloney
Other teachers: University Lecturer Eero Hiltunen
Level of the Course: Master's studies Teaching Period: I
The course will cover various aspects of fiber structure, chemistry and physics. The technology of fiber production and fiber processing will be covered. Application of fibers in paper, packaging and composites will be taught. The main focus will be on natural cellulosic fibers.
Important fiber analysis methods will be taught and practiced in laboratory exercises. The students will learn to identify fibers, measure their properties and ascertain which types of end uses are best for different fibers.
Assessment Methods and Criteria: Lectures, exercises, project work, self-study for exam (40% exercise, 60% exam)
Study Material: Lecture slides and selected reading
Students will be given unknown samples of fibers. After being taught some basic fiber analysis methods (light microscopy, SEM) the students will use these techniques to quantify the fibers. The idea will be to identify the generic class of the fibers to the extent possible and to determine what type of properties these fibers have. Based on the fiber properties, students will assess what kind of products these fibers could be used in. The results will be presented to the class in a power point presentation.
Students will work in groups.
Dr. Eero Hiltunen will be responsible for the teaching the laboratory exercises.