Thermal Properties

    Published: Jan 1956

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    The thermal properties of hardened concrete that are of engineering significance are thermal conductivity, specific heat, thermal diffusivity, and coefficient of thermal expansion. Thermal conductivityis the rate of heat flow; specific heat is the heat capacity; thermal diffusivity determines the facility with which the temperature can change; and coefficient of thermal expansion is the change in volume, or as usually measured, change in length with change in temperature.

    Author Information:

    Mitchell, LJ
    Materials Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.

    Paper ID: STP39426S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.68

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39426S

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