Moisture characteristics of plywood. Part I - Drying efficiency of plywood exterior sheathing

Tuomo Ojanen, Jarkko Ahonen, Olalekan Osanyintola, Carey Simonson

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    Abstract

    The objective was to measure the vapour permeability values of spruce plywood products (used as exterior sheathing boards), compare the results with those done for OSB and to investigate the drying efficiency of structures through these sheathing products. The drying experiments of simple structures give the possibility to compare the drying efficiency of different sheathing materials when the sheathing is above and below freezing conditions. Structures made of different materials have notably different drying efficiencies under high relative humidity conditions that are representative of their application as exterior sheathing in cold climates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
    Place of PublicationReykjavik
    Pages116-123
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 13 Jun 200515 Jun 2005
    Conference number: 7

    Conference

    Conference7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
    CountryIceland
    CityReykjavik
    Period13/06/0515/06/05

    Keywords

    • plywood
    • OSB
    • moisture performance
    • drying
    • vapour permeability

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