Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 2004)

    Heat, Air, and Moisture Transport Properties of Several North American Bricks and Mortar Mixes

    (Received 9 July 2003; accepted 17 March 2004)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Hygrothermal models are emerging as practical building design tools. These models require a set of reliable inputs to provide results that are meaningful to the designers. One of these inputs is the set of heat, air, and moisture transport properties of materials. For any given class of building materials, the properties may vary within a broad range. This paper reports the porosity, density, matrix density, thermal conductivity, equilibrium moisture content, water vapor permeability, water absorption coefficient, liquid diffusivity, and air permeability of six types of bricks and four mortar mixes that are used commonly in North America. The experimental and analytical procedures follow either international standards or well-established methodologies.


    Author Information:

    Kumaran, MK
    Principal Research Officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa,

    Lackey, JC
    Technical Officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa,

    Normandin, N
    Technical Officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa,

    Tariku, F
    Technical Officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa,

    van Reenen, D
    Technical Officer, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa,


    Stock #: JTE12079

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12079

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    Title Heat, Air, and Moisture Transport Properties of Several North American Bricks and Mortar Mixes
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    Committee C16