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Title: Stresses and the Detection of Casehardening in Kiln Drying

Source: SASH - DOOR - FINISH, Milwaukee, Wis. May, 1921; 3 p.

Author(s): Loughborough, W. Karl

Publication Year: 1921  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: If one imagines wood as consisting of numerous zones it is plain to see that stresses will be produced if two adjacent zones attempt to shrink in different ratios. They oppose each other. One zone is in tension and the other in compression. Wood does not shrink until it has reached a moisture content of about 25 per cent. From this condition, which is known as the fiber-saturation point, its normal shrinkage is directly proportional to the amount of moisture lost.

Keywords: casehardening, kiln drying, stresses

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 95 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/26/2015
RITS Product ID: 71919

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