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Abstract: A new analysis method based on the guarded heat flow meter apparatus is proposed to measure the thermal properties of cement-based pastes in a hydrated form. In a steady state, a specimen with 0.4 water-to-cement ratio was found to have a thermal conductivity and a thermal contact resistance of 1.28Wm−1 K−1 and 0.038 m−2 KW−1. A computerized system of heat flow meters provided non-steady data which made transient methods possible. These methods were then used to find additional thermal properties. All measurements had uncertainties within a range of 2–7%.

Reference: June 2014 Thermochimica Acta 588

DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2014.04.015