Essays about: "thermal properties of concrete"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 essays containing the words thermal properties of concrete.

  1. 1. Investigating the performance of hempcrete as an option for retrofitting masonry buildings

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö; Lunds universitet/Energi och ByggnadsDesign

    Author : Henry Lanham; [2019]
    Keywords : Hempcrete; lime-hemp Miljöbyggnad; moisture safety; future climate; energy use; mould risk.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : One fifth of the energy consumed by buildings in Sweden is by those built before 1945, many of them constructed from solid masonry walls. Improving their heating energy consumption is a challenge we must face in light of human’s impact on climate change as well as increasing energy costs. READ MORE

  2. 2. Moisture Content and Mould Risk in Concrete Outer Walls

    University essay from KTH/Byggnadsteknik; KTH/Byggnadsteknik

    Author : Jóhanna Eir Björnsdóttir; Jóhann Björn Jóhannsson; [2018]
    Keywords : External walls; exterior insulation; interior insulation; moisture damage; mould; concrete wall; WUFI;

    Abstract : Previous studies on the typical Icelandic external wall have shown thatcondensation occurs at the interior surface of the concrete and field inspectionshave supported this conclusion. The primary objective ofthis study is to analyse the hygrothermal behaviour of the typical Icelandicwall and evaluate the mould risk at the interior surface of theconcrete. READ MORE

  3. 3. Temperature reduction during concrete hydration in massive structures

    University essay from KTH/Betongbyggnad; KTH/Betongbyggnad

    Author : Sandra Lagundzija; Marie Thiam; [2017]
    Keywords : Massive concrete structures; hydration heat; temperature reduction; crack risk; mineral additions; concrete cooling; Massiva betongkonstruktioner; värmeutveckling; temperaturreducering; sprickbildning; mineraltillsatser; kylning av betong;

    Abstract : Concrete is one of the most used building materials in the world because of its good properties. However, cement which is one of the main components in concrete, produces a high amount of heat during the hydration process. The generated heat leads to temperature rise inside the structure. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hur påverkar gummigolv i grisningsboxen suggans liggtider, liggbeteende och hennes tid för att lägga sig?

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Nina Winter; [2014]
    Keywords : pigs; sows; farrowing pen; rubber flooring; rubber mats; lying behaviour; lying down;

    Abstract : In the farrowing pens the amount of bedding material and the quality of the concrete floor has a huge impact on both the sow and the piglets. In this study imbedding of rubber flooring on the solid area in the farrowing pen was used to see if it had any effects on the sows lying behaviour when compared to concrete. READ MORE

  5. 5. Vakuumisoleringspaneler i anslutningar mellan byggnadselement

    University essay from Chalmers tekniska högskola/Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik

    Author : Mattias Hermansson; Mikael Johansson; [2014]
    Keywords : Thermal bridge; heat flow; VIP; Vacuum Insulation Pan;

    Abstract : The purpose of this project was to improve upon the energy performance of buildings by using VIP (Vacuum Insulation Panels). This in order to meet the demands set by the European Union to decrease the energy usage for heating of buildings by 20 % by year 2020. This was done by examining thermal bridges in the building envelope. READ MORE