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Total Papers Found: 27

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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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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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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Thermal Properties of Oil Palm Shell Lightweight Concrete with Different Mix Designs 

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This study investigated the use of oil palm shell as an additive for use in concrete. As the construction industry searches for methods to increase sustainability, using by-products produced by ...

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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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