Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: concrete, construction, density, Pore Size Distribution, porosity, Specific Heat, Structural, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Water Absorption, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRD
Abstract: The thermal and mechanical properties of concrete in which normal weight aggregate has been substituted with lightweight aggregates were investigated. The properties were found to be dependent on the volume fraction of the lightweight aggregate, as well as on the nature and quality of the aggregate. The addition of lightweight aggregates resulted in a decreased thermal conductivity, as well as a decreased thermal diffusivity in all samples. The compressive strength and elastic modulus of the samples were found to decrease with decreasing density of the concrete.
Reference: Construction and Building Materials 51 (2014) 121–132