Course code MatZ3062

Credit points 7.50

Wood Processing Technologies and Design I

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours120

Date of course confirmation14.02.2017

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author Būvniecības un kokapstrādes institūts

Andis Ābele

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Acquisition of the course of Wood Processing Technologies and Design promotes an understanding of the types of wood materials, wood processing technologies and their usability for manufacturing of design products. Aim of the course is to create conditions for the ability to construct and produce potentially demanded design wood products.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - to classify and to explain the types of wood materials and methods of wood machining, to explain conceptions of the conformity assessment of wood materials and machining, and to discuss the substance of the wood processing and phenomena that characterize these processes.
Assessment - test.
Skills - to construct wood products, to plan sequence of the technological processes and load, to check the suitability of technological possibilities of the wood materials, machines and cutting tools for reaching of target of the machining process and to analyses regularities of the wood processing.
Assessment - laboratory works.
Competence - to develop and to evaluate technological processes of manufacturing of the wood products, to choose the materials, machines and cutting tools with the most appropriate parameters and to solve problems associated with designing of wood products and wood processing.
Assessment - laboratory works.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1.Wood structure and properties, wood species and their determination (lectures 3 h, laboratory works 2 h)
2.Processing technologies and usage of sawn timber (lectures 2 h)
3.Processing technologies and usage of glued wood board materials (lectures 2 h)
4.Processing technologies and usage of veneers (lectures 2 h)
5.Adhesives for wood and gluing technologies (lectures 3 h, laboratory works 2 h)
6.Finishing materials for wood and finishing technologies (lectures 3 h, laboratory works 2 h)
7.Types, selection and usage of furniture parts (lectures 3 h)
8.Style and designing of wood products (lectures 6 h, laboratory works 4 h)
9.Wood machining, cutting tools and their usage (lectures 3 h)
10.Hand tools, electrical power tools and their usage (lectures 3 h)
11.Woodworking machines and their usage (lectures 5 h, laboratory works 2 h)
12.Computer numerical control machines and preparation of their files (lectures 7 h, laboratory works 3 h)
13.Usage of computer numerical control machines (lectures 3 h, laboratory works 5 h)
14.Experimental manufacturing of wood products (laboratory works 12 h)
15.Test (lectures 3 h)

Part time extramural studies:

All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

1.test must be written and evaluated with successful assessment (re-writing: one time in the period of individual studies and examinations);
2.all laboratory works, planned in the study course, must be realized and evaluated with successful assessment.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

List of laboratory works:
1.determination of wood species;
2.adhesives for wood and gluing technologies;
3.finishing materials for wood and finishing technologies; and designing of wood products;
5.usage of woodworking machines;
6.preparation of files for computer numerical control machines and machining of wood products according to prepared control files;
7.technological processes of wood machining and manufacturing of wood products.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Answers to ten questions must be given in the test (wood species must be identify for the three given wood samples and the correct answer for the seven questions must be indicated with given possible answers). The answer of each question is evaluated with a maximum of 10 %, but test is evaluated with 100 % in total.

Compulsory reading

1. Grīnberga M. Kokapstrādes tehnoloģija. Rīga: Jumava, 2002. 296 lpp.
2. Handbuch der Konstruktion Möbel und Einbauschränke. München: Deutsche Verlags Anstal, 2006. 398 S.
3. Kūliņš L. Koksnes pielietošana būvniecībā. Jelgava: Kokapstrādes tehnoloģijas centrs, 2004. 282 lpp.
4. Birzietis G. IT tehnoloģiju pielietojums koksnes mehāniskajā apstrādē: II daļa. Jelgava: Kokapstrādes tehnoloģijas centrs, 2004. 125 lpp.

Further reading

1. Kozuliņš V., Tuherms H. Koksnes pirmapstrāde. Jelgava: Kokapstrādes tehnoloģijas centrs, 2004. 210 lpp.
2. Grīnberga M. Materiālmācība galdniekiem. Rīga: Jumava, 1999. 192 lpp.
3. Tuherm H., Ābele A. Koksnes griešanas procesi. Jelgava: Balti Group, 2014. 90 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks. Latvija, Balti Group SIA. ISSN 1407-6667.
2. Timber Trade Journal:, ISSN 1740-701X.
3. Holz-Zentralblatt: