Course syllabus ZAW - Acoustics of Wood (FFWT - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Acoustics of Wood
Course title in English: Acoustics of Wood
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Teachers: Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
to study at faculty REK or to study at faculty LDF
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Student will be introduced to acoustics with orientation to properties of wood and utilization of wood. Course consists of the topics: theory of acoustics, wave propagation in the wood, dynamical and acoustical properties of different wood species, internal friction in the wood, experimental methods for the acoustic characterization of wood, sound as nondestructive tool for wood characteristics assessment, influence of aging and moisture in the acoustic properties of the wood, methods for improving acoustic properties of wood, acoustic emissions, room acoustics, acoustics of musical instruments, numerical methods in vibro-acoustics, using of wood in architecture, sound reproducer systems and musical instruments.
Course content:
Introduction to the course.
Contents of acoustics and acoustics of wood.
Theory background of acoustics.
(allowance 3/0)
Wave propagation in the wood.
Dynamical and acoustical properties of different wood species.
(allowance 3/0)
Damping, internal friction in the wood. (allowance 3/0)
4.Laboratory: frequency analysis of wooden bar, determination of
logarithmic decrement of damping in the wood.
(allowance 0/3)
Experimental methods for the acoustic characterization of wood.
Sound as non­destructive tool for wood quality assessment.
(allowance 3/0)
Laboratory: determination of sound velocity in the wood, determination of
dynamic elastic moduli in the wood.
(allowance 0/3)
Influence of aging to acoustic properties of wood.
Influence of moisture to acoustic properties of wood.
Improving of acoustic properties of wood.
(allowance 3/0)
8.Revision, short test.
Acoustic emissions, room acoustics, sound reverberance.
Wood, acoustics & architecture.
(allowance 3/0)
9.Acoustic of musical instruments. (allowance 3/0)
Modal analysis , harmonic analysis and acoustic analysis
by the help of finite element method.
(allowance 0/3)
11.Laboratory: determination of natural frequencies of soundboards,
Chladni's patterns of vibration of soundboard.
(allowance 3/0)
Wood & sound reproducer systems. Loudspeakers. (allowance 3/0)
Seminary. Presentation of seminary projects. (allowance 0/3)
14.Repetition.Acoustic and Acoustic properties of Wood. (allowance 1/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
practice14 h
8 h
preparation for exam
12 h
preparation for regular testing4 h
preparation of presentation6 h
elaboration and execution of projects
12 h
84 h
Assessment methods:
Credit for successful project, oral exam.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BUCUR, V. Acoustics of Wood. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1995. 284 p. ISBN 0-8493-4801-3.
BADER, R. Computational mechanics of the classical guitar. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer, 2005. 182 p. ISBN 3-540-25136-7.
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. Nondestructive characterization and imaging of wood. Berlin: Springer, 2003. 354 p. Springer series in wood science ;. ISBN 3-540-43840-8.
Composite Materials: Mechanical Behavior and Structural Analysis. New York: Springer Verlag, 1998. 645 p. ISBN 0-387-98426-7.
BRÖKER, F. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood : May 2 - 4, 2005, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany. Aachen: Shaker, 2005. 466 p. ISBN 3-8322-3949-9.
FRÝBA, L. Vibration of solids and structures under moving loads. 3rd ed. Prague: Academia, 1999. 494 p. ISBN 80-200-0715-6.
World Musical Instruments: Musikinstrumente der Welt. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Pepin Press, 2008. 224 p. ISBN 978-90-5768-116-5.
MECHEL, F. Formulas of Acoustics. Berlin: Springer, 2002. 1175 p.
Wave propagation in viscoelastic and poroelastic continua: a boundary element approach. Berlin [u.a.: Springer, 2001. 170 p. ISBN 3-54041632-3.
ZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R. The finite element method : Basic formulation and linear problems . Volume 1. 4th ed. London: McGraw-Hill, 1989. 648 p. ISBN 0-07-084174-8.
ZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R. The finite element method : Solid and fluid Mechanics, dynamics and non-linearity . Volume 2. 4th ed. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill, 1991. 807 p. ISBN 0-07-084175-6.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

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