Marc Stappers and Bart Ankersmit Why do our historical organs split?
Het ORGEL 109 (2013), nr. 2, 26-33[summary]

Wood that’s used in organs can split. To solve this problem, insight is needed into the way the indoor climate influences wood. Not nearly enough is known about this, however. Recently some new research into the mechanical behavior of wood has been published. The results make it possible to estimate the risk of warping and splitting more accurately than was previously possible. This article describes the results of the research and studies the extent to which they answer the question of why wood in organs splits.