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Drying Kinetics in Building Materials and Components

The Interface Influence

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
  • António C. Azevedo
  • Ana S. Guimarães
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. João M. P. Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo, Ana S. Guimarães
    Pages 1-2
  3. João M. P. Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo, Ana S. Guimarães
    Pages 3-32
  4. João M. P. Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo, Ana S. Guimarães
    Pages 33-59
  5. João M. P. Q. Delgado, António C. Azevedo, Ana S. Guimarães
    Pages 61-62

About this book

Introduction

This work presents an extensive experimental characterisation of two different ceramic brick blocks with different interface, at different heights, during the drying process. First, a laboratory characterization of the building material used (ceramic bricks and different mortars) is presented, showing their hygrothermal, mechanical and thermal properties, namely, bulk porosity and density, water vapour permeability, capillary absorption, retention curve, moisture diffusivity as a function of moisture content and thermal conductivity. Moreover, the moisture transfer in multi-layered systems was analysed in detail taking into account the interface contact between the building elements.

Keywords

Granulometric Composition Drying kinetics Gamma Rays Water Absorption Coefficient Moisture Diffusivity Historical Buildings Cement Portland

Authors and affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
  • António C. Azevedo
    • 2
  • Ana S. Guimarães
    • 3
  1. 1.CONSTRUCT-LFC, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.CONSTRUCT-LFC, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.CONSTRUCT-LFC, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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