Course syllabus MDF - Wood Modification (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: MDF
Course title in Czech:
Wood Modification
Course title in English:
Wood Modification
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 18/0/0 (h/h/days in semester) (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: master
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Ing. Petr Čermák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Aleš Dejmal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Subject Wood modification (MFD)is concerned on permanent or transient properties changes in the wood with the use external factors. Student can extend his/her knowledges in wood properties modification field with use chemicals, physical and biological agents. On the base of practical examples student is involved in special processes, new laboratory devices and wood modified materials and research activities. Student is practically focused on methods of analysis physical and mechanical properties of modified wood and structural analyse. Student is ready to active participate in research and in qualified description of the processes and of their transformations. He/she is able to active search and to design useful applications for "traditional" and new designed native wood based materials.
Course content:
Modification of solid wood - foreword (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Wood steaming (plasticization of the wood) (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Wood bending (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Wood darkening (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Compression of the wood (one direction, two directions, iso-static compression) (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Permanently bendy wood (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Impregnation of the wood (resin, oil, sacharose) (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Chemical modification of the wood (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Thermal modification of the wood in inert atmosphere (water steam, oil, gas, vacuum, uniform, non-uniform modification) (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Microwave modification of the wood (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Plasma modification of the wood (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
12.Biological modification of the wood (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
13.Forest breeding and genetical modification of the wood properties (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Assessment of wood modification quality (allowance 2/2) (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendanceCombined form
28 h
0 h
28 h0 h
0 h16 h
consultation0 h26 h
preparation for exam42 h42 h
preparation for regular assessment
8 h
0 h
preparation for regular testing8 h30 h
preparation of presentation
8 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper
18 h
26 h
Total140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
Defended semestral work, submitted seminar work, passed test (60% success), credit, oral examination (draw from 14 main topics).
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
DEJMAL, A. Základy hydrotermické úpravy a ochrany dřeva.
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.
KOLLMANN, F. Technologie des Holzes und der Holzwerkstoffe. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1951. 1050 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme C-TMZD Technology And Management In Wood Processing, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Programme C-TMZD Technology And Management In Wood Processing, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, SS 2019/2020 (and older)
Teaching place:

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

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