moisture expansion

moisture expansion

1. See bulking.
2. An increase in dimension or bulk volume of a material or manufactured article caused by the absorption of water or water vapor.
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Contract awarded for 2015 purchase laboratory equipment in accordance with the lobster moisture expansion project - Instrumentation 3
These other causes include thermal and moisture expansion, lintel failure, roof spread, cavity wall tie failure and so on.
Micromechanical aspects of stiffness and moisture expansion in wood fiber-reinforced thermosets, In: Proc.
The degree of curl in end use can be reduced by minimizing the coefficient of moisture expansion (CME) in the papermaking furnish.
When a sheet with different moisture expansion properties on each side is dried, there is a natural formation of internal strain (4).
No doubt the fibrous arrangements within the layers and the inherent moisture expansion and contraction properties of the fiber both can play a role in making the board and labels prone to curl.
With a multilayered board or label, the individual layers can be analyzed using sonic modulus or moisture expansion techniques.
This provided a good finish but was poor at resisting movement ( even general movement from normal thermal and moisture expansion and contraction.