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Abstract: The authors prepare two series of wood sand concretes by using two types of sand concretes (dune and river) and variable amounts of wood shavings in the mixture. The mechanical and thermal properties of the concretes were then studied, using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. The addition of wood shavings to the sand concrete mix improved the strength of the concretes, and didn't have much of an effect on thermal conductivity. The dune sand concrete is slightly more insulating than the river sand concrete.

Reference: Construction and Building Materials, 23, 3 (2009) 1311-1315

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2008.07.029