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101-0637-10L  Structures of Wood and Function

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersI. Burgert, E. R. Zürcher
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 15.

Remark: Replaces 701-1801-00L
Thus, Students having already assigned to 701-1801-00 are not allowed to assign to 101-0637-10.



Catalogue data

AbstractThe lecture Wood structure and function conveys basic knowledge on the microstructure of softwoods and hardwoods as well as general and species-specific relationships between growth processes, wood properties and wood function in the living tree.
ObjectiveLearning target is a basic understanding of the anatomy of wood and the related impact of endogenous and exogenous factors. The students can learn how to distinguish common central European wood species at the macroscopic and microscopic level. A deeper insight will be given by wood identification exercises for softwood species. Further the students will gain insight into the relationships between tree growth and wood properties with a specific focus on the wood function in the living tree.
ContentIn an introduction to wood anatomy, the general structural features of softwoods and hardwoods will be explained and factors of diversity and variability will be discussed. A specific focus is laid on common central European tree species with relevance in the wood sector, which will be studied in macro-and microstructural investigations. For softwoods, exercises for the identification of species will be conducted. In the following, relationships between wood structure, properties and function in the living tree will be in the focus of the lecture. Topics covered are mechanical stability and water transport, branches, reaction wood formation (compression wood, tension wood), spiral growth, growth stresses as well as adaptive growth of trees.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersI. Burgert, E. R. Zürcher
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationTeilnahme an den Übungen zur Holzartenbestimmung.

Die Verwendung schriftlicher Unterlagen ist unzulässig.
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Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
101-0637-10 GHolzstruktur und Funktion2 hrs
Wed15-17HIT J 52 »
I. Burgert, E. R. Zürcher

Groups

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Restrictions

Places15 at the most
Waiting listuntil 19.09.2016

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Materials and MechanicsWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterProduction TechnologyWInformation