Insulating materials were made from recycled clay waste using technologies developed by the author were tested for their thermal conductivity using the transient line source technique over a temperature range ...Read More
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Asphalt concrete must often endure a range of different weather conditions, and its thermal conductivity is affected by these changes. Using the Finite Element Method (FEM), this paper develops a ...Read More
Mechanical and thermal performance of concrete and mortar cellular materials containing plastic waste
The expanding production of polymeric materials is causing plastic waste to become a growing concern. This study aimed to fabricate cement and mortar composites that contained plastic in an attempt ...
Keywords: Cellular Solids, concrete, Induced porosity, Mortar, Plastic waste, Reused materials, Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
The purpose of this article was to investigate the thermal performance of light steel structures. Responsible and sustainable building practices are becoming the norm, and light steel can provide a ...Read More
Numerical simulation of heat and mass transport during hydration of Portland cement mortar in semi-adiabatic and steam curing conditions
A numerical model is developed to describe the thermal conductivity, hydration, and moisture content of Portland cement mortar specimens. In order to develop the model, the thermal conductivity and specific ...
Keywords: Cement, concrete, Heat Capacity, Isothermal Calorimetry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), MRI, NMR, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Thermal Conductivity, X-Ray FluorescenceRead More
Influence of the volume fraction and the nature of fine lightweight aggregates on the thermal and mechanical properties of structural concrete
The thermal and mechanical properties of concrete in which normal weight aggregate has been substituted with lightweight aggregates were investigated. The properties were found to be dependent on the volume ...
Keywords: concrete, construction, density, Pore Size Distribution, porosity, Specific Heat, Structural, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Water Absorption, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRDRead More
A Portland cement-based composite was made using a copolymer as one of the ingredients, and the potential of the composite for the production of non-structural masonry systems was evaluated. It ...Read More
The incorporation of phase change materials (PCMs) into concrete bridge decks shows promise as a method of decreasing freeze/thaw cycling in bridge decks. The authors have conducted a study ...
Keywords: Bridge Decks, Compressive Strength, concrete, construction, density, Isothermal Calorimetry, pcms, phase change materials, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Analysis, Transient Plane Source, Transient Plane Source (TPS) Analysis, Volumetric Heat CapacityRead More
Thermal energy storage and release of a new component with PCM for integration in floors for thermal management of buildings
A composite phase change material (PCM) was formulated from commercial blended paraffin and a styrene-butadiene-styrene block. The thermo-physical properties of this composite PCM were then evaluated using the transient plane ...Read More
Author(s): Robert JanssonTransient Plane Source
The transient plane source technique was used to simultaneously measure the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat of a concrete sample to determine how these properties change when exposed ...Read More