Course syllabus NOD - Wood Science (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: NOD
Course title in language of instruction: Nauka o dřevě
Course title in Czech: Wood Science
Course title in English: Wood Science
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 10/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not (Wood Science or now NNDS)
Aims of the course:
The goal is to provide information about wood structure, its chemical composition and physical and mechanical properties. Students will get a skill to identify common European wood species both on macroscopic and microscopic level.
Course contents:
1.Macroscopic structure of wood (allowance 4/12)
a.Principal planes in stem
b.Features of macroscopic wood structure
c.Groups of woods

2.Chemical composition of wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Primary and secondary components
b.Chemical and semi-chemical utilization of wood

3.Wood formation and structure of cell wall (allowance 2/0)
a.Primary and secondary growth
c.Structure of lignified cell wall
d.Cell wall pitting

4.Microscopic structure of wood (allowance 4/12)

5.Wood defects (allowance 2/2)
6.Moisture related wood properties (allowance 2/0)
a.Wood moisture content
b.Water in wood
c.Moister content determination methods for wood
d.Water absorbing property of wood
e.Water transport in wood
f.Swelling and shrinkage

7.Wood density (allowance 2/2)
8.Mechanical loading and elasticity of wood (allowance 2/0)
9.Strength of wood (allowance 2/0)
10.Additional and technological wood properties (allowance 2/0)
11.Variability of wood properties (allowance 2/0)
12.Reaction and juvenile wood (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Capacity to learn
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Quality concept awareness
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify European wood species at macroscopic level
-Ability to identify European wood species at microscopic level
-Ability to identify wood defects
-Basic knowledge of physical and mechanical properties of wood
-Knowledge of chemical composition of wood

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice28 h0 h
     consultation0 h18 h
     preparation for exam50 h78 h
     preparation for regular assessment30 h40 h
     elaboration of reports4 h4 h
Total140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
- at least 80% attendance
- 2 tests during the course (max. 40 points for both tests, at least 22 points)
- submission of a project during the course
- practical test of wood identification -- macroscopic samples (at least 8 of 10 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- microscopic samples (at least 2 of 3 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- veneers(at least 8 z 10)

- prerequisite: credit is compulsory for final exam participation
- form: e-test in University Information System
- duration: 35 min.
- number of questions: 50 where 3 of them must be absolutely correct
- test evaluation: min. 70 %
Recommended reading:
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RQŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L.Stavba dřeva: cvičeníBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně199980-7157-400-7
REPOŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M.Štruktúra a vlastnosti drevaBratislavaPríroda199380-07-00600-1
REHOADLEY, R.Identifying Wood : Accurate results with simple toolsNewtownTaunton Press19900-942391-04-7
REWAGENFÜHR, R.HolzatlasMünchenFachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag20003-446-21390-2
RETSOUMIS, G T.Science and Technology of Wood : Structure, Properties, UtilizationNew YorkChapman & Hall19910-412-07851-1
REMechanics of wood and wood compositiesMalabar, Fla.Krieger Pub.19820-89464-777-6
REWood: Chemistry, Ultractructure, ReactionsBerlinWalter de Gruyter19893-11-012059-3
REKAČÍK, F.Analytická chémia drevaZvolenTechnická univerzita vo Zvolene200080-228-0882-0
REKLÍR, J.Vady dřevaSNTL1981


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