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Thermal probe technology for buildings: the transition from laboratory to field measurements

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This article describes an attempt to modify the transient line source probe to be useful in making in-situ measurements in the field. The field of construction, as well as many ...

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Thermal properties of asphalt concrete: A numerical and experimental study

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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 ...

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An innovative asphalt patch repair pre–heating method using dynamic heating

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This article studied a new asphalt pavement patch repair method that used dynamic infrared pre-heating. The thermophysical properties of the asphalt mixture were measured because they affect heat transfer and ...

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Experimental ingestigations on thermal conductivity characteristics of Beishan granitic rocks for China’s HLW disposal

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Thermal conductivity of 47 pairs of granitic rock specimens were measured using the Transient Plane Source (TPS) method. Crystalline rocks are being considered for the construction high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal ...

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Mechanical and thermal performance of concrete and mortar cellular materials containing plastic waste

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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 ...

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The use of slag stone concrete to improve the thermal performance of light steel buildings

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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 ...

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Influence of the volume fraction and the nature of fine lightweight aggregates on the thermal and mechanical properties of structural concrete

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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 ...

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Thermal conductivity of engineered bamboo composites

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The thermal properties of engineered bamboo products were investigated as these products show promise for use as building materials due to their improved mechanical properties over traditional timber building materials. ...

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Incorporation of Phase Change Materials in Cementitious Systems via Fine Lightweight Aggregate

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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 ...

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Aggregate’s influence on thermophysical concrete properties at elevated temperature

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The thermal and physical properties of concrete were investigated at high temperature to determine how these properties might change in the event of a fire. The influence of the type ...

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