Research and comparative analysis of the thermal conductivity coefficients of unaerated and aerated lightweight concretes and normal concrete
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Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Wydział Budownictwa i Architektury, al. Piastów 50, 70-311 Szczecin
Publication date: 2018-07-11
Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Częstochowskiej seria Budownictwo 2017;23(1)
This paper describes the assessment of the impact of the aggregate type and the quantity of the aerating admixture on the thermal parameters of lightweight concretes, based on expanded clay aggregate and fly ash aggregate as well as the ordinary concrete. A total of twelve mixtures were tested, in the composition of which the aerating admixture constituted 0%, 0.8%, 1.1% and 1.4% of the cement weight. Thermal testing was carried out by a non-stationary method using the Isomet 2104 instrument. The analysis confirms that lightweight concretes have much better thermal insulating properties compared to normal concretes. The conducted research also showed that using air-entraining admixture it is possible to obtain even better thermal insulation properties of concretes based on lightweight aggregates.