Wood structure: micro and macro level. Wood defects and anomalies. Relationship between wood and water. Physical and mechanical properties. Wood alterations and protection. Wood based products. Wood drying. Greenhouse gases and wood. Technical rules. European Timber Regulation (Reg. 995/2010). New Italian Standard on Construction (NTC) and structural timber. Wood and fire. Wood as bio-fuel. Innovative wood based products.
Bonamini G., Uzielli L., Zanuttini R. Elementi di tecnologia del legno.
Nardi Berti R. - La struttura anatomica del legno ed il riconoscimento dei legnami italiani di più corrente impiego. II edizione, CNR-IVALSA.
Giordano G. Tecnologia del legno, UTET
M. Togni; M. Noferi (2003). Produzioni e prodotti dell'industria del legno.
Publications on specific matters, provided by teacher.
Standards used during lessons
(UNI e EN).
Knowledge: wood and its properties, for the forest management for wood production or in the forest operations and in the woodworking.
Additional expertise on load-bearing timber and wood as biofuel.
Skills acquired: assessment of the quality of timber and suitability of its uses, analize the characteristics of wood (as round or sawn wood, or as a artefact), and assess the correctness of the environment conservation condition.
- professional skill: 1) expertise on the choice of wood species and the correctness of use 2) competence on wood processing and wood conservation;
- research ability: 1) potentiality of innovation about wood and wood products, 2) critical aspects about wood in relation to provenance, silviculture, forestry.
The lectures and exercitation are not mandatory. However the frequency is recommended. The presences are recorded.
Type of Assessment
Evaluation test. Written exam
Final oral examination
Wood structure: micro and macro level. Wood defects and anomalies: types, origin, drawback and quality. Relationship between wood and water: moisture content, hygroscopicity, EMC-equilibrium moisture content, measuring moisture, wood shrinkage and swelling. Physical and mechanical properties: on small and clean specimens, on full size structural timber. Wood alterations and protection: biotic and abiotic alterations, durability, treatments for durability. Wood industries and woodworking: sawing, rotary slicing, slicing, wood panels. Italian woods: characteristics, origins, uses. Wood drying.
Greenhouse gases and wood. European Timber Regulation (Reg. 995/2010 - Due Diligence). New Italian Standard on Construction (NTC) and structural timber. Wood and fire: fire reaction, fire resistance, pyrolysis. Wood as bio-fuel. Wood and the environment: condition for the conservation of wooden artefacts. Elements for the choose of the wood species. Innovative wood based products.