BBE 5407 -- Changes

Mon Jun 28 12:43:04 2010

Effective Term : New:  1109 - Fall 2010
Old:  1093 - Spring 2009
Career : New:  GRAD
Old:  UGRD
Course Title Short : New:  Bioproducts: Mfg & Application
Old:  Bio-based Prod Mfg & Apps I
Course Title Long : New:  Bioproducts: Manufacturing and Applications
Old:  Bio-based Products Manufacturing and Applications I
Editor Comments : New:  Course name change.

The course content from the dropped course BBE 3412 will be
moved to BBE 4407/5407 Bioproducts: Manufacturing and Applications.

In order to accommodate this move, the Renewable Energy section within BBE 4407/5407 will be moved to BBE 4412W/5412.  This change consolidates the renewable energy materials into BBE 4412W/5412, making for greater efficiency in the teaching of these topics.
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Proposal Changes : New:  Course name change.

The course content from the dropped course BBE 3412 will be
moved to BBE 4407/5407 Bioproducts: Manufacturing and Applications.

In order to accommodate this move, the Renewable Energy section within BBE 4407/5407 will be moved to BBE 4412W/5412.  This change consolidates the renewable energy materials into BBE 4412W/5412, making for greater efficiency in the teaching of these topics.
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Student Learning Outcomes : * Student in the course:

- Can identify, define, and solve problems

New:

Please explain briefly how this outcome will be addressed in the course. Give brief examples of class work related to the outcome.

You will learn fundamental characteristics of wood anatomy and how this anatomical structure is responsible for the physical properties of wood. You will then be required to analyze the performance issues of various common domestic species of wood.

How will you assess the students' learning related to this outcome? Give brief examples of how class work related to the outcome will be evaluated.

Course examinations and class assignments will evaluate student understanding of wood properties and application issues.

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- Can locate and critically evaluate information

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Please explain briefly how this outcome will be addressed in the course. Give brief examples of class work related to the outcome.

You will need to research and explain scientific literature concerning wood moisture relationships, wood drying and wood machining. You will then be required to evaluate how these properties relate in-service applications.

How will you assess the students' learning related to this outcome? Give brief examples of how class work related to the outcome will be evaluated.

Evaluation of both calculations and the interpretation of these results will necessitate that students have located and evaluated the appropriate material properties.

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- Have mastered a body of knowledge and a mode of inquiry

New:

Please explain briefly how this outcome will be addressed in the course. Give brief examples of class work related to the outcome.

You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the quantitative procedures used to evaluate both physical properties (specific gravity and shrinkage) and the application limitations of wood-based products.

How will you assess the students' learning related to this outcome? Give brief examples of how class work related to the outcome will be evaluated.

Course examinations will be focused to evaluate the students comprehensive knowledge of all course materials.

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Provisional
Syllabus:
Please provide a provisional syllabus for new courses and courses in which changes in content and/or description and/or credits are proposed that include the following information: course goals and description; format/structure of the course (proposed number of instructor contact hours per week, student workload effort per week, etc.); topics to be covered; scope and nature of assigned readings (texts, authors, frequency, amount per week); required course assignments; nature of any student projects; and how students will be evaluated.

The University policy on credits is found under Section 4A of "Standards for Semester Conversion" at http://www.fpd.finop.umn.edu/groups/senate/documents/policy/semestercon.html . Provisional course syllabus information will be retained in this system until new syllabus information is entered with the next major course modification, This provisional course syllabus information may not correspond to the course as offered in a particular semester.

New:  
BBE 5407
Bioproducts: Manufacturing and Applications
3 Credits

Prerequisites:        BP 1002

Lecture:        Monday and Wednesday, 10:40a - 12:35p

Laboratory:        (Room 30 Kaufert Laboratory)

Location:        302 Kaufert Laboratory

Instructors:        Bob Seavey       
        Research Associate       
        Phone: (612) 624-3028       
        E-mail: bseavey@umn.edu       
        Office:        202 Kaufert Laboratory       
        Office Hours: by appointment
       
Text:        Understanding Wood, A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology, 2000,
        Hoadley, R. Bruce       


Course Objectives:

To instruct undergraduate students about the anatomical, physical and moisture relationships of wood and bio-based products.  To instruct students about the manufacturing procedures and parameters used to make wood and bio-based products.   To instruct students on the basic molecular structure of wood and plant materials.  To introduce students to instrumentation and manufacturing control systems.

The goal of this course is to provide students with a significant understanding of the manufacturing and product service considerations for wood and bio-based products.

Student Performance Assessment:

The grade for the course is A/N.  Weekly attendance is expected.  Students need to report any problems associated with attendance to the instructor as soon as possible.

Students will be assigned readings during the semester.  Assignments and quizzes on selected readings lectures will be given.  All assignments will be due at the beginning of the class period the following week.  

There will one midterm examination and a final examination.  Grading will be allocated in this manner:

        Assignments and Quizzes        5%
        Midterm Exams  (2)        40%
        Final Exam        40%
        Final Term Paper        15%

Graduate term paper project will be directed to relating the anatomical properties of wood materials to their physical performance properties as would be observed for service applications.

Course Outcomes:

This course addresses outcomes #1, #2, #3, and #8 for the student.  

        An ability to apply knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of bio-based products marketing and management and residential building science technology: structure, properties, processing, and  performance of bio-based products.

        An ability to design and conduct experiments relevant to Marketing and Management and Building Science, including the use of experimental, statistical and computational techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of data.

        An ability to apply and integrate knowledge of the above four elements to identify, formulate and solve materials selection and bio-based product engineering design problems.

        An introduction to contemporary issues in bio-based products manufacturing, marketing and applications.

Course Schedule:

Week        Topics        Reading Assignments

1          Introduction to wood and fiber anatomy.          Hoadley, Chapters 1 & 2
Softwood structure: types and proportion of            
cells, pitting, rays, and resin canals.       

2        Anatomy of softwood species        Hoadley, Chapter 3


3        Fiber evaluation and analysis        Hoadley Chapter 3
        Introduction to composting project
        Anatomy of hardwood species
        Introduction to steam bending

4        Anatomy of hardwood species        Hoadley Chapter 3
        Steam bending

        Exam 1  Wood and Fiber Identification
       
5        Moisture Meters and         Reading Packet
        Psychrometrics
        Cell Wall Structure, Physical Properties
        of Abnormal Wood       

6        Moisture Movement in Wood        Reading Packet
        Specific Gravity, Thermal Properties       
and Void Volume Calculations       
       

7        Shrinkage and Swelling        Hoadley Chapter 6 & 7        Equilibrium Moisture Content       
        Adsorption and Desorption       
        and Wood Stabilization
        Creep in Building Products       

8        Hardwood and & Softwood Lumber Mfg        Reading Packet
        and Product Applications

9        Operation of Dry Kiln        Drying Hardwood
         Lumber (DHL)

10        Kiln Schedules and Drying Defects        DHL
        Hoadley Chapter 8
        Exam 2  Wood Physics

11        Fundamentals of Building Material Estimating        Reading Packet

12        Building Materials Estimating        Reading Packet
       

13        Building Materials Estimating
        Application of Sensors and SPC in Wood        Reading Packet
        Products Manufacturing

14        Investment Analysis for Renewable Energy
        Building Science Instrumentation        Reading Packet


15        Course Review


        Final Exam       

        Final Term Paper Due

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