STP169

    Thermal Properties

    Published: Jan 1956


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    Abstract

    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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