Study unit
3513055 Forest products mechanics, 6 Cp  
Code 3513055  Validity 20.05.2010 -
Name Forest products mechanics  Abbreviation ForPro 
Credits 6 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Petri Kärenlampi 

Learning outcomes 

Student will gain ability to analyze, evaluate and develop mechanical behavior of structures, in particular those made of porous, anisotropic, hygroscopic and time-dependent materials.


Essentials: Strain. Stress. Stress-strain relations. Transformations. Time-dependent mechanical behavior. Moisture and temperature effects. Complementary knowledge: Irrecoverable deformations. Energy dissipation. The fracture energy. Special knowledge: Brittleness. Strain-softening.

Modes of study 

Lectures (30 h), exercises (71 h), literature, and examinations (59 h).

Study materials 

Tsai, S.W. & Hahn, H.T. (1980) Introduction to composite materials , p. 1-113

Simo, J.C. & Hughes, T.J.R. (1998) Computational inelasticity , p. 1-70

Smith, T.L. (1962) Stress-strain-time-temperature relationships for polymers , pp. 60-89

Anderson, T.L. (1995) Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications , pp. 1-99

Evaluation criteria 

0-5. Evaluation is based on the examination (75%) and weekly exercises (25%).


Professor of Forest Products Technology


Autumn 2021. Five weeks of lectures in September and October.


Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio

Further information 

The language of instruction for the course is English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register Forest products mechanics  General examination  Petri K√§renlampi 
05.05.21wed 12.00-16.00