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Modelling of thermal rock mass properties at the potential sites of a Swedish nuclear waste repository

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This article looked at the simulation model used to control temperature evolution in the field for Swedish nuclear waste repositories. Heat transport properties of rock are known key factors for ...

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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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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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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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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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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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A simple dynamic measurement technique for comparing thermal insulation performances of anisotropic building materials

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The authors have presented a review of steady-state and transient measurement techniques for the determination of thermal conductivity, and have introduced a new method for the determination of thermal transport ...

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Experimental determination and fractal modeling of the effective thermal conductivity of autoclaved aerated concrete: Effects of moisture content

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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 ...

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Fabrication of paraffin-SiO2 shape-stabilized composite phase change material via chemical precipitation method for building energy conservation

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The authors have prepared a shape-stabilized composite phase change material (ss-CPCM) using paraffin encapsulated in SiO2. SiO2 was chosen because of its low cost, such that the resultant ss-CPCM would ...

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Design of thermal hybrid composites based on liquid crystal polymer and hexagonal boron nitride fiber network in polylactide matrix

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As electronics get smaller and more powerful, the packaging that contains them must in turn become lighter with higher thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity. This study tested the effect of ...

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