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Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between hygrothermal properties and bulk density of compressed earthen bricks. Thermal conductivity of compressed earthen samples was measured using a Hot Disk TPS 2500S apparatus with transient plane source method. Compressed earthen material with lower bulk density was found to have a lower thermal conductivity than higher bulk density materials since low bulk density samples have more pores filled with air. 

Reference: Construction and Building Materials, 162: 576-583

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.163