Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Aggregates, concrete, crystallization, mechanical properties, Mineralogical characteristics, Moisture, Paste composition, Siliceous, Silico-calcareous, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, thermal stability, Thermal treatment, Thermomechanical behaviour, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: In this paper, the physical characteristics of concretes containing three types of aggregates were examined under high temperatures. A thermal analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the concrete samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the thermal conductivity of well-crystallized concretes had a stronger inverse relationship with temperature than the poorly-crystallized samples did. As well, high-performance concretes retained their thermally conductive properties better than normal concretes.
Reference: Cement and Concrete Research, 41, 4 (2011) 392-402