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.
- Explain the difference in anatomy between softwoods and hardwoods
- Describe wood-moisture interactions and how water can impact dimensional stability of wood
- Recognize different wood structural products and how they are manufactured
- Recall relevant manufacturing and design standards for wood products