Course syllabus FYVD - Physical Properties of Wood (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Physical Properties of Wood
Course title in English: Physical Properties of Wood
Semester: SS 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: required
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Jan Baar, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Martin Brabec, Ph.D. (examiner)
Ing. Valentino Cristini (instructor)
Ing. Petr Čermák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. David Děcký, Ph.D. (examiner)
Ing. Jakub Dömény, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Dominik Hess (instructor)
Ing. Jaromír Milch, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Patrik Nop (instructor)
Ing. Petr Pařil, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Radim Rousek (instructor)
Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Miroslav Trcala, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jan Zlámal (instructor)
Wood Anatomy and (not State Bachelor Examination and not Physical Properties of Wood)
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. Material engineering basics, thermal properties, acoustics and methods of material testing; understanding the relationship among chemical composition and anatomical structure and properties of wood.
Course content:
Syllabus of the course, general rules, requirements for preliminary exam and exam. Safety at practices. (allowance 0/2)
Wood as composite with anisotropic character of its properties based on its chemical composition and anatomical structure. (allowance 2/2)
Wood density and macroscopical structure of wood. (allowance 2/2)
4.Moisture content, wood moisture relations, sorption isotherma. (allowance 4/2)
Wood hygroexpansion - swelling and shrinkage, wood distortion. (allowance 2/4)
Moisture diffusion - steady-state and unsteady state diffusion of bounded water. (allowance 4/2)
Wood permeability - steady-state and unsteady state permeability of free water. (allowance 4/2)
Thermal properties of wood - conductivity, heat capacity, thermal expansion coefficient. (allowance 1/0)
9.Thermal Diffusivity - steady-state and unsteady state thermal diffusion. (allowance 2/2)
10.Electrical properties - resistance and conductivity, dielectric properties. (allowance 1/0)
Acoustic properties - sound velocity, internal friction, vibrational properties. (allowance 2/2)
Optical properties - wood photodegradation. (allowance 2/0)
13.Calculations of physical properties related examples. Presentation of results. (allowance 0/8)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
0 h
26 h0 h
0 h
20 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam
30 h
54 h
preparation for regular assessment
12 h
18 h
preparation for regular testing
16 h
22 h
preparation of presentation
6 h
6 h
elaboration of reports
20 h
20 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Preliminary examination (lab. reports, seminar paper (optional), presentation, pre-exam test)
Examination (e-test)
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
HORÁČEK, P. Fyzikální a mechanické vlastnosti dřeva I. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 124 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-169-2.
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2002. 187 p. ISBN 80-7157-636-0.
POŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M. Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.

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. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2010. 393 p. Springer series in wood science. ISBN 978-3-642-06555-2.

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

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 02/05/2020.

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