Physical and Hygrothermal Material Properties

  • J. M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • Ana Sofia Guimarães
  • António C. Azevedo
  • Romilde A. Oliveira
  • Fernando A. N. Silva
  • Carlos W. A. P. Sobrinho
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The geometrical characteristics of the clay blocks, i.e.,, their shape and manufacturing dimensions, must meet the tolerances provided:
  • Face measures—Effective dimensions;

  • The thickness of the septa and external walls of the blocks;

  • Deviation from the square (D);

  • Face plane (F);

  • Gross area (Ab).


Clay Blocks Water Absorption Index Axial Compressive Strength Fine Aggregate Water Slide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Sofia Guimarães
    • 1
  • António C. Azevedo
    • 1
  • Romilde A. Oliveira
    • 2
  • Fernando A. N. Silva
    • 2
  • Carlos W. A. P. Sobrinho
    • 1
  1. 1.CONSTRUCT-LFC, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringCatholic University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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