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Total Papers Found: 10

Effect from a Variable U-Value in Adaptive Building Components with Controlled Internal Air Pressure

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In an environment that experiences drastically changing temperatures it is potentially more energy efficient to use insulative walls that can change their apparent thermal conductivities. This paper suggests a nano-porous ...

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Intercomparison of thermal conductivity measurements on an expanded glass granulate in a wide temperature range

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This article aimed to compare the thermal conductivity of expanded glass granulate at high temperature ranges using a variety of steady state and transient testing methods (Guarded Hot Plate, Heat ...

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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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A combined finite-discrete element method for calculating the effective thermal conductivity of bio-aggregates based materials

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This study used a two part process to create a system that would predict the thermal conductivity of insulated building materials containing plant materials. A finite-discrete element method was used ...

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Use of silicon carbide sludge to form porous alkali-activated materials for insulating application

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In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the construction industry is investing more in 'green' concretes and insulation materials. The purpose of this research was to create a porous ...

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Effect mechanism of mixing on improving conductivity of asphalt solar collector

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Asphalt solar collector (ASC) is a conductive asphalt concrete and an eco-friendly method to de-ice roadways. This study examined if the addition of conductive fillers and various mixing parameters could ...

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Determination of specific heat capacity by transient plane source

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This study developed a model that used a transient plane source (TPS) sensor to measure the specific heat capacity of anisotropic materials. The underside of a sample holder with a ...

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Ultralight nanofibre-assembled cellular aerogels with superelasticity and multifunctionality

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Due to their high compressibility and resilience, nanofibrous aerogels (NFAs) have been proven to have positive insluative impacts on various applications with electronics and material damping. Up until this study, ...

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Novel fire testing frameworks for Phase Change Materials and hemp-lime insulation

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To maximize the energy efficiency of a building, and to minimize its carbon footprint, novel insulants have been extensively studied. Novel insulants such as phase change materials (PCMs) and hemp-lime ...

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