Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers over 150 degree programmes and 1300 single-subject courses. Students can study different subjects within arts and humanities, health and life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, technology, and business and economics. There are also a number of different contract educations, like the headmaster training and police education. Linnaeus University is a creative and international knowledge environment fostering curiosity, new ideas and an added value. We are working with competency development for professional with the life long learning. There are 33,000 registered students at Linnaeus University


Engineering Design of Cross Laminated Timber Structures

The aim of this course is to give the students in-depth knowledge in the field of KL timber in load-bearing constructions with special emphasis on how dimensioning methods in handbooks are used together with current European dimensioning rules, the Eurocodes, and calculation software. The course contains lectures, exercises, project work and a more practical part with laboratories, as well as a voluntary study visit. The areas that will be particularly affected are the dimensioning of KL-timber in failure limit and serviceability limit states, joints in KL-timber, stabilization and energy-efficient construction in KL-timber. The course comprises a total of 5 higher education credits (hp). One credit equivalent corresponds to approx. 25–30 hours of working time of 60 min. The course is offered over the entire spring semester 2023, starting in January and ending in May. The course is designed as a full-distance course, with the possibility of voluntary physical meetings and a study visit to a KL wood factory. The course has no mandatory campus meetings, however mandatory online meetings are included. The course is given in Swedish but with parts given in English. The course opens for registration on September 15 and is open for late registration until December 15.