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sheeting

[′shēd·iŋ]
(geology)
The process by which thin sheets, slabs, scales, plates, or flakes of rock are successively broken loose or stripped from the outer surface of a large rock mass in response to release of load. Also known as exfoliation.
(materials)
A continuous film of a material such as plastic.
Steel or wood members used to face the walls of an excavation such as a basement or a trench.

sheathing, sheeting

diagonal wooden sheathing
1. The covering (usually wood boards, plywood, or wallboards) placed over exterior studding or rafters of a building; provides a base for the application of wall or roof cladding. Also see sheeting.
2. In colonial America, boards on the interior of a house that served as an interior surface finish.

sheeting, sheathing

horizontal sheeting
1. Members of wood, concrete, or steel (horizontal or vertical) used to hold up the face of an excavation. Also see closed sheeting, open sheeting.
2.See sheathing.
3. Boards which form the surface of concrete form-work.
4. Same as sheetpiling.
5. Any material in the form of sheets.
6. A rock structure in which there are numerous small closely spaced fractures.
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to the increased running speeds of sheeting lines, a number of market issues have also driven technological development in sheeting.
The extrudate from extruder/feeder section enters a transition area where a bank of material will build in preparation for sheeting.
Corotating, twin-screw compounding extruders and pelletizing systems; twin-screw compounding with direct in-line sheeting of filled and reinforced plastics; single- and twin-screw extruder for devolatilization and specialty applicatins; and single-screw profile extrusion systems from commingled reclaim.
Corotating, twin-screw compounding extruders and pelletizing systems; twins-crew compounding with direct in-line sheeting of filled and reinforced plastics; single- and twin-screw extruders for devolatilization and specialty applications; and single-screw profile extrusion systems from commingled reclaim, (See Compounding/Mixing Systems.