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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Sorption of water is known to change material properties by hydro-plasticization [1] and changes the volume by moisture expansion [2].
For the concentration dependence of the coefficient of moisture expansion two empirical approximations are compared in the FE simulations.
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.
This moisture expansion is comparable to clay bricks moisture expansion of 280-6000 x [10.
The moisture expansion of the Bitublocks was comparable to clay bricks
Micromechanical aspects of stiffness and moisture expansion in wood fiber-reinforced thermosets, In: Proc.
Rapid indicative test of the actual irreversible moisture expansion of ceramic material dried up to constant weight is provided by heating in an electric furnace to a value of 650 [degrees]C for a period of 20 minutes.
Under this condition, the irreversible moisture expansion is removed.
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).
This provided a good finish but was poor at resisting movement ( even general movement from normal thermal and moisture expansion and contraction.