Course syllabus SMD - Hydrothermal Treatment of Wood (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Hydrothermal Treatment of Wood
Course title in English: Hydrothermal Treatment of Wood
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Ing. Aleš Dejmal, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Aleš Dejmal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jakub Dömény, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Radim Rousek (instructor)
Ing. Pavlína Suchomelová (instructor)
Prerequisites: not Hydrothermal Modification of Wood
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
This learning concerned with wood hydrothermal processes. This learning concerned with wood drying processes. Lumber drying is one of the most time- and energy consuming steps in processing wood products. Educate in application special methods timber drying, know design and construction drying chambers, multiple source of heat in addition, the sensitivity of the structure to stresses set up in drying limits the drying rate; rapid drying causes defects such as surface and internal checks, collapse, splits, and warp. Absolvent can by used technical terminology. Many of these processes can be applied to native wood. Wood is a perishable material. Wood drying and steaming represents a process that is used to improve the material properties of wood, but produces a material that be disposed of at the end of a product life cycle without presenting an environmental hazard any greater than that associated with the disposal of unmodified wood.
Course content:
Hydrotermal modification of wood (allowance 2/2)
Wood steaming (allowance 2/2)
3.Wood drying theory (allowance 2/2)
4.Mechanism of wood drying (allowance 2/2)
5.Open air drying, predrying (allowance 2/2)
Artificial wood drying characterization, methods of wood drying (allowance 2/2)
Design of periodical convectional wood drying chamber (allowance 2/2)
Automation and controlling of process in convection chamber dryer (allowance 2/2)
9.Artifical drying of wood in dehumidification chamber, predrying (allowance 2/2)
Vacuum lumber drying (allowance 2/2)
11.Microwave lumber drying (allowance 2/2)
Other methods of wooddrying (allowance 2/2)
Lumber quality level assessment (allowance 2/2)
Acceptance and inspection of lumber dryers (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
0 h
28 h
0 h
consultation2 h
16 h
public presentation (oral)
1 h
0 h
preparation for exam
30 h
42 h
preparation for regular assessment5 h44 h
preparation for regular testing
4 h0 h
elaboration of reports4 h
10 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
0 h
112 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Credit (the 12/14 present time on lecture, 2/3 accepted test, acceptable paper), examination ("C" 60%, "B" 75%, "A" 90% knowledge)
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Základy hydrotermické úpravy a ochrany dřeva. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 1995. 192 p. ISBN 80-7157-163-6.
POŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M. Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.
KAFKA, E. Dřevařská příručka. 1st ed. Praha: Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1989. 986 p. ISBN 80-03-00009-2.

HILL, C A S. Wood modification : chemical, thermal and other processes. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. 239 p. Wiley series in renewable resources. ISBN 978-0-470-02172-9.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-FUR-FDM Furniture Design and Manufacture, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
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Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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