Course syllabus FVDR - Physical Properties of Wood (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Physical Properties of Wood
Course title in English:
Physical Properties of Wood
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Ing. Jan Baar, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Martin Brabec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Valentino Cristini (instructor)
Ing. Petr Čermák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. David Děcký, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jakub Dömény, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Dominik Hess (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jaromír Milch, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Patrik Nop (instructor)
Ing. Petr Pařil, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Radim Rousek (instructor)
Ing. Václav Sebera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Pavlína Suchomelová (instructor)
Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Ing. Miroslav Trcala, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Vojáčková, DiS. (instructor)
Ing. Jan Zlámal (instructor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Knowledge of the properties of wood and wood-based materials as a prerequisite for the rational choice of processing technology and use of wood for structural applications in construction, furniture making and inhabited environments. Application materials engineering - understanding the relationship between chemical composition and anatomical structure and properties of wood.
Course content:
Wood is described as composite anisotropic character of its properties based on its chemical composition and anatomical structure. (allowance 2/2)
2.Wood density and macroscopical structure of wood. (allowance 2/2)
Moisture content, wood moisture relations, sorption isotherma and hysteresis. (allowance 4/2)
Wood hygroexpansion - swelling and shrinkage, wood distortion. (allowance 2/4)
5.Moisture diffusion - stady-state and unsteady state diffusion of bounded watter. (allowance 4/2)
Wood permeability - stady-state and unsteady state permeability of free watter. (allowance 2/2)
7.Thermal propererties of wood - conductivity, heat capacity, thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion coefficient. (allowance 2/0)
8.Thermal Diffusivity - stady-state and unsteady state thermal diffusion. (allowance 2/2)
Acoustic properties - speed of sound, internal friction, vibrational properties. (allowance 2/2)
Optical properies - wood photodegradation. (allowance 2/0)
Electrical properties - conductivity, dielectric constant, dielectric power factor. (allowance 2/0)
Application of theory in practical exercises - numerical examples. (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
28 h
0 h
2 h
0 h
2 h0 h
laboratory work22 h
0 h
consultation0 h
16 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam
30 h79 h
preparation for regular assessment12 h
25 h
preparation of presentation10 h0 h
elaboration of reports
12 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
20 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Credit (reports of 10 exercises ranked 0-1, seminar worked rated 0-5, presentations rated 0-5, a minimum total of 13 points, test 20 questions)
Test (solution of problems using available tools, oral exam of four topics - preparation in written form, verbal response).
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. BRATISLAVA: PRÍRODA, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.
HORÁČEK, P. Fyzikální a mechanické vlastnosti dřeva I. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 1998. 124 p. ISBN 80-7157-347-7.
GANDELOVÁ, L. -- HORÁČEK, P. -- ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. Nauka o dřevě. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1996. 176 p. ISBN 80-7157-194-6.

BODIG, J. -- JAYNE, B A. Mechanics of Wood and Wood Composites. Malabar: Krieger Publish.Comp., 1993. 21 p. ISBN 0-89464-777-6.
BUCUR, V. Acoustics of Wood. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1995. 284 p. ISBN 0-8493-4801-3.
BUCUR, V. Nondestructive characterization and imaging of wood. Berlin: Springer, 2003. 354 p. Springer series in wood science ;. ISBN 3-540-43840-8.
PANSHIN, A J. -- ZEEUW DE, C. Textbook of Wood Technology: Structure, Identification, Properties, and Uses of the Commercial Woods of the United States and Canada. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. 722 p. ISBN 0-07-048441-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-FUR-FDM Furniture Design and Manufacture, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-TIMS-TIMS Timber Structures and Wood Building Construction, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Field of study B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, part-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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