Wood - Material, 6 credits (TMKT80)

Träteknik - Material, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

David Eklöf

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IMAS Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Wood Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering Design and Product Development) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering materials) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Design and Product Development
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Engineering Materials, Materials for Design

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is for the student to obtain thorough knowledge about wood as a material. Tree growth, wooden structure and properties, its microstructure, strength and relation to water. The student must also obtain knowledge of the most important Scandinavian wood species and be able to describe and identify these. In addition to a good knowledge of solid wood, the student should also have knowledge of many of the wood-based materials, wood composites and cellulose-based materials; how they are manufactured, their properties and possible applications. The students should also be able to compare wood with other materials and know and argue for the wood material’s advantages and disadvantages.

Course content

The course contents consists of some interconnected parts:
Trees - Where and how they grow and their physical structure.
Wood - Anatomy, microstructure, physical properties.
Forestry, sawing and drying Wood.
Water and wood – moisture relations and how wood dries.
Why wood? Ethics, environment, recycling, emissions, differences to other groups of materials.
Wood-based materials - particle/fiber boards - lightweight panels - modern wood - cellulose based materials.
How to choose the right wood material.
Some lectures are given by invited guest lecturer in various areas of expertise. The lectures are based on the course literature, but are complemented with some extra material in some areas during the course.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures in combination with laboration, workshops and case studies. Parallell to the lectures the students will work with a project that is solved within the project group. Resources such as the material library and the wood workshop will be used in the laboratory work and in the project. The course is offered to many different programs, which allow a natural training in communication between professionals/engineers as well as a scope for exciting results and depth of the projects.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
PRA1Project assignmentU, G1.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G0.5 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Wood – Realisation, Wood – Innovation.

Department

Inst för ekonomisk och industriell utv

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg

Examiner

David Eklöf

Course website and other links

http://www.iei.liu.se/machine/courses/tmkt80

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 70 h
Recommended self-study hours: 90 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

Additional literature

Books

TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
PRA1 Project assignment U, G 1.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 0.5 credits

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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