The students learn about the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of wood, the variability and differences among different species. They can recognize wood defects on standing trees and harvested stems and grade wood assortments. Finally, they can choose the correct species for further usage according to its properties.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physical and macroscopic characteristics, identification of wood. Microscopic struc¬ture, chemical composition and wood infrastructure. 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.