Wood Products: Application and Performance

Learn about wood material properties and applications of wood products. No pre-requisites. Open for students in all fields!
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Self-paced

Location:

Online

Topic:

Chemistry

Form of learning:

Online

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

75,00 ‚ā¨

Target group and prerequisites

No pre-requisites. Open for students in all fields!

Course description

After the course the student

  • knows the key commercial wood products and is familiar with their structure, properties, general performance characteristics and main applications
  • is able to describe the situations in which particular materials or products should be used
  • is familiar with the main regulations and standards covering the use of wood and wood products and knows the key product testing standards
  • knows the carbon storage potential of wood products and is familiar with the principles of life cycle¬†assessment applied to wood products and wood construction
  • knows about the main physical and biological degradation mechanisms affecting the performance of wood
  • is familiar with how the durability and other performance characteristics of wood can be enhanced by applying appropriate design principles, preservation treatment, modifying wood and coating
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