Wood Quality

Course Information
TitleΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΞΥΛΟΥ / Wood Quality
Code116Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000108

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

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses633

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600130668
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
Knowledge of the characteristics, the properties and the defects appeared on wood which are related to the timber quality. Skills-abilities: Qualitative evaluation of standing trees and the produced round timber at felling areas, as well as the produced sawn timber at sawmills. Qualitative classification of timber on quality classes and application of quality grading standards for the classification of wood on round and sawn timber. Assessment and evaluation of the influence of wood quality characteristics on timber properties and uses.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Definition of wood quality. Natural and growth-related defects and their re¬lations to wood quality and utilization. Influences of the environment, silvicultural and harvesting practices, forest management and heredity on wood quality. Secondary defects developed after tree harvesting and during wood processing, uses (defect types, causes, pre¬ventive measures). Anatomical features, deviations form normal structure and relations to wood quality, properties and industrial utilization of wood.
Keywords
WOOD, STRUCTURE, CHARACTERISTICS, DEFECTS, UTILIZATION
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Laboratory Work130.4
Written assigments461.5
Exams50.2
Total903
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΧΡΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΞΥΛΟΥ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 59303536 ΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑ ΞΥΛΟΥ (Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις)
Last Update
31-01-2017