A Theory of the Shrinkage of Wood
Date Published: 1972
- Cave, L.D.
Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
A relation describing the shrinkage properties of a fibre-composite is applied to a multi-layered thin-walled model of wood. With the theory developed it is possible to specify shrinkage with respect to moisture content, as well as with factors involved in cell-wall geometry and composition. However, until more is known of the properties of the water-reactive matrix component of the composite it is only practicable to describe shrinkage with respect to the geometrical and compositional factors at the moisture-content of the stress free state.
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