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Keyword: building materials

Total Papers Found: 30

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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Simultaneous measurements of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of rock-marbles using transient plane source (TPS) technique

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Knowing the thermophysical properties of insulating building materials is essential in understanding heat loss. In this study, the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of five marble samples were measured using ...

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A newly composed paraffin encapsulated prototype roof structure for efficient thermal management in hot climate

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This study highlights the ongoing search for sustainable and thermally suitable phase-change materials (PCMs), for hot weather building climates, such as Iraq. This new PCM must have an extraordinary heat ...

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Possibilities of using thermal mass in buildings to save energy, cut power consumption peaks and increase the thermal comfort

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The work presented in this thesis was performed in order to generate knowledge of heat storage in building structures. The goal was to discover what material could most effectively reduce ...

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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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Cleaner production of the lightweight insulating composites: Microstructure, pore network and thermal conductivity

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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 ...

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Structure and properties of rigid foams derived from quebracho tannin

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Rigid foams were prepared using quebracho tannins and their physical and thermal properties were determined experimentally. These properties were then compared to those of rigid foams derived from mimosa tannins ...

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Thermal energy storage and release of a new component with PCM for integration in floors for thermal management of buildings

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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 ...

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Porous thermal insulation materials derived from fly ash using a foaming and slip casting method         

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Coal fly ash was used as the base material for the formation of thermal insulation materials. The porosity of the produced materials ranged from 86.3-94.5 vol. %. The insulating materials were ...

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