Cladding

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Cladding is an outer layer of material covering another. It may refer to the following:

  • Cladding (boiler), the layer of insulation and outer wrapping around a boiler shell
  • Cladding (construction), materials applied to the exterior of buildings
    • Copper cladding, applying copper to the exterior of buildings
    • Rainscreen cladding, an exterior wall detail to create a capillary break and to allow drainage and evaporation of water
    • Siding, or wall cladding, exterior material applied to the walls of a building
  • Cladding (fiber optics), fiber optics property to contain light in the core of the fiber by total internal reflection
  • Cladding (metalworking), a bonding together of dissimilar metals
  • Cladding (nuclear fuel), the outer layer of the fuel rods, standing between the coolant and the nuclear fuel

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