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
Keyword: building envelope
Cleaner production of the lightweight insulating composites: Microstructure, pore network and thermal conductivity
A porous matrix was prepared using low-density sawdust and a metakaolin-based geopolymer paste. The matrix was prepared in order to evaluate its performance as a thermally insulating building envelope. The ...
Keywords: Biaxial Flexural Strength, building envelope, Building Envelopes, building materials, density, porosity, Sawdust, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Thermal Conductivity, TPS, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Experimental determination and fractal modeling of the effective thermal conductivity of autoclaved aerated concrete: Effects of moisture content
Autoclaved aerated concrete was studied because it has potential to be used in the design of energy-efficient buildings. Three different samples were tested, each with a unique density. Of particular ...
Keywords: building envelope, Building Envelopes, building materials, Bulk Density, concrete, construction, Matrix Density, Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry, Moisture Content, porosity, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Constants Analyzer, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, X-ray DiffractionRead More