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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5)
EditorsPeter Claisse, Esmaiel Ganjian, Tarun Naik
Number of pages12
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019
EventFifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies - Kingston University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 201917 Jul 2019
http://www.scmt.org.uk/#_SCMT5.

Publication series

NameSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences
ISSN (Print)2515-3048
ISSN (Electronic)2515-3056

Conference

ConferenceFifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Abbreviated titleSCMT5
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period14/07/1917/07/19
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Abstract

This paper presents an exploratory study examining the transient thermal behaviour of unstabilised rammed earth samples exposed to controlled, unidirectional incident heat fluxes of 20, 35 and 50 kW/m2, reaching temperatures of approximately 500°C. Temperatures throughout the samples were recorded using embedded thermocouples. Results demonstrated the loss of mechanical water at 100°C and subsequent oxidation of the exposed sample surfaces to depths between 5 and 10 mm. Inverse heat transfer modelling was used to estimate effective material thermal properties for the samples and the limitations of this approach are discussed.

Event

Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

14/07/1917/07/19

London, United Kingdom

Event: Conference

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