Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Wood structures, properties and uses

MSE-466

Lecturer(s) :

Zürcher Ernst Rudolf

Language:

English

Summary

The presentation of tree growth and formation of wood anatomical structures, linked to the description of specific physical and mechanical properties, makes it possible to understand the different forms of utilisation of this material, including aspects of sustainable development

Content

Keywords

Trees/Wood/Anatomy/Structures/Properties/Utilisations

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General knowledge in material science

Recommended courses

Building materials, structures, properties

Important concepts to start the course

General notions of ecology

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Frontal and student-centered t., insight in laboratory work, student presentations

Expected student activities

Presentation (general portrait) of a tree species, linked with a specific form of wood utilisation (teams of 2- 4 students)

Assessment methods

Oral : wood species presentation and specific wood technology topic
Written : wood identification test, knowledge of features and properties, and their correlations

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

[see french version]

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

A polycopy is distributed,

and a personal collection of small wood samples.

Prerequisite for

Professional activities (choice of materials in projects)

In the programs

Reference week

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Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German