Timber-framed partition walls and their restraining effect on warp - A model for spring
Journal article, 2008
The shape of timber changes due to variations in moisture content (MC). A poor way of designing and/or erecting a structure may
result in excessive deformation. An analytical model, which explains spring in a partition wall, is presented. The model is used for parametric
studies of various properties such as longitudinal shrinkage coefficient, modulus of elasticity and cross-sectional size of the timber
studs and stiffness of the cladding. With respect to spring, a problem is likely to occur when erecting a wall with single-sided cladding in a
drying climate and the structure will benefit from relatively stiff studs and weak cladding.