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Wood Waste Incorporation for Lightweight Porcelain Stoneware Tiles with Tailored Thermal Conductivity
Highlights: Lightweight ceramic tiles were produced using wood wastes as porogen. Reduction in weight (up to 12.5%) and thermal conductivity (76%) was achieved. The environmental...
Chemical Retreating for Gel-typed Aerogel and Insulation Performance of Cement Containing Aerogel
This research identified the possibility of application as an insulation building material by mixing aerogels with the cement paste as well as their thermal performance. The aerogel is a very stable...
Effect of various curing methods and addition of silica aerogel on mortar properties
Mechanical and thermal properties and porosity of aerogel-incorporated mortars exposed to various curing conditions (curing by wetting-drying, curing by magnesium sulphate (MgSO4), and water curing)...
Auto-coherent homogenization applied to the assessment of thermal conductivity: case of sugar cane bagasse fibers and moisture content effect
Auto-coherent homogenization is used to evaluate the thermal conductivity of sugar cane bagasse fibers in vegetable fibers/cement composites. The moisture content effect on the thermal conductivity...
Multi-scale analysis on thermal properties of cement-based materials containing micro-encapsulated phase change materials
The incorporation of phase change materials (PCMs) in building envelopes for passive thermal storage can enhance the thermal mass effect and thereby reduce energy consumption. In this investigation,...
Effects of concrete waste on characteristics of structural fired clay bricks
This study focuses on evaluation of concrete waste in the production of fired clay brick. Ground concrete waste powder was replaced with the clay up to 15% by weight. Samples were shaped in the form...
Numerical analysis of phase change materials/wood–plastic composite roof module system for improving thermal performance
Using phase change materials (PCMs) to store and release latent heat is one of the most efficient and reliable ways to reduce energy consumption. In this study, a PCM/wood–plastic composite (WPC)...
Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Boards from Microalgae Biomass, Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate and Glass Wool
Among the many functions that a building material needs to have, its insulation functions stand out. This type of materials acts by decreasing the conduction of heat/sound in to the environment. In...
Characterization of Thermo-Physical Properties of Cement-Based Blocks of Varied Sand Types Using Cost-Effective Enhancement Approach
The dominant property of building envelope fabric which contributes significantly to minimize electricity utilization in building is the thermophysical properties. There is inadequate literature on...