Wood Structure and Properties

Course Information
TitleΔΟΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΙΔΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΞΥΛΟΥ / Wood Structure and Properties
Code043Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000052

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 285
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600102200
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Physical and macroscopic characteristics, identification of wood. Microscopic struc¬ture, chemical composition and wood in¬fra¬struc¬ture. Mechanism of wood for¬mation. Variation and abnormalities of wood structure. Density, hygroscopicity, shrinkage and swelling of wood. Mechanical, thermal, electrical and acoustic properties. Natural durability of wood.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physical and macroscopic characteristics, identification of wood. Microscopic struc¬ture, chemical composition and wood in¬fra¬struc¬ture. Mechanism of wood for¬mation. Variation and abnormalities of wood structure. Density, hygroscopicity, shrinkage and swelling of wood. Mechanical, thermal, electrical and acoustic properties. Natural durability of wood.
Keywords
wood identification, wood properties, wood utilization
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of multimedia during the theory and laboratory exercises. Extensive email use for communication purposes with the students.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment461.5
Internship150.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments150.5
Exams30.1
Total1505
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσουμής, Γεώργιος, 2009. Δομή και Ιδιότητες Ξύλου. Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνης. (Κωδ. Εύδοξου 2268)
Additional bibliography for study
Βουλγαρίδης Ηλίας, 2015. Ποιότητα και χρήσεις του Ξύλου. Διαθέσιμο ελεύθερα στο αποθετήριο Κάλλιπος: http://hdl.handle.net/11419/5260
Last Update
23-10-2020