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Keyword: building materials

Total Papers Found: 45

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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Assessment of hydrothermal performance by thermophysical characterization of a crimped glass wool building insulation

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Insulation is a vital component in the construction industry, notably in this study, glass wool. Maximizing the hydrothermal performance of glass wool is key when dealing with water vapor, humidity ...

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Thermal Conductivity and Moisture effect of Some Major Elements of a Typical Middle Eastern House Envelope

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The Hot Disk TPS was used to measure the thermal conductivity of three common building materials in Libyan houses. Newer constructions in Libya do not use the same thick building ...

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Autoclaved aerated concrete: experimental evaluation of its thermal properties at high temperatures

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This article studied the thermal conductivity of samples of autoclaved aerated concrete with various densities at high temperatures in order to produce data that could be used to assess and ...

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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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