MAT200 - A Brief Introduction to Wood Material Science


Wood material science influences its behavior from harvest through the use phase and beyond. This course will provide an introduction to wood material science, wood-moisture relations, and wood anatomy. The types of wood products structural engineers may use in designs, and the standards governing these products are also discussed.


  1. Explain the difference in anatomy between softwoods and hardwoods
  2. Describe wood-moisture interactions and how water can impact dimensional stability of wood
  3. Recognize different wood structural products and how they are manufactured
  4. Recall relevant manufacturing and design standards for wood products
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SOURCE American Wood Council, See original article published HERE