tangential shrinkage

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1. The reduction in dimensions of a piece of wood during drying; reduction is very slight along the grain, but a reduction of 5 to 6% in width is common for dry flat-sawn boards.
2. The volume decrease of concrete caused by drying and chemical changes.
3. The proportionate decrease in dimensions or volume of a material, usually as a result of a change in temperature.
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in the tangential direction) and the published mean tangential shrinkage of Western redcedar from green to ovendry is 4.
The above characteristics of tangential shrinkage stresses are clearly different from the radial shrinkage stresses, which tend to decrease with increasing RHs (Cheng et al.
Characterize physical and mechanical properties of solid wood for 11 clones of hybrid poplar, including: specific gravity, longitudinal, radial, and tangential shrinkage, and flexural properties;
Steaming had a slight effect on radial and tangential shrinkage, and reduced density about 2 percent.
Greater MC, abnormally high radial and tangential shrinkage, and lower tension strength perpendicular to the grain were characteristics of wetwood-affected trees in Mississippi and South Carolina.
The combined effects of radial and tangential shrinkage can distort the shape of wood pieces because of the difference in shrinkage [5].