Fall 2020 - Welcome to the first lecture!
Tu 8.9. at 8:15
(Remote lectures in this course. Links found at (left) section "Lecture links")
Responsible teacher: professor Thaddeus "Thad" Maloney
Other teachers: University Lecturer Eero Hiltunen, Doctoral student Antti Koistinen
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 (grade based both on exercise and 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, FibreLab) 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 small groups.
Fall 2020 it is possible to replace labs by a short personal literature study.
Dr. Eero Hiltunen and M.Sc. Antti Koistinen will be responsible for the teaching the laboratory exercises.