Accession Number:

ADP003437

Title:

Moisture Sorption Hysteresis in Wood,

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VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG

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Report Date:

1979-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The occurrence of moisture sorption hysteresis in wood, and several proposed theories for explaining it, are discussed. Hysteresis is shown to be beneficial when wood is in use because it reduces changes in moisture content lower effective slope of the sorption isotherm and therefore in dimensions lower humidity expansion coefficient associated with environmental humidity changes. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE