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Foamed concrete: potential application in thermal insulation

Mohd Zahari, Nooraini and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Ahmad Zaidi, Ahmad Mujahid (2009) Foamed concrete: potential application in thermal insulation. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET 2009), 20-22 June 2009, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Foamed concrete is one of the materials in lightweight concrete category which also known as closed cell structure and have lower density between 300 kg/m3 to 1600kg/m3 and thermal conductivity properties between 0.10W/mK to 0.66 W/mK. The compressive strength of foam concrete is just about 1 to 60Mpa compare to normal concrete which achieved 100Mpa in compressive strength. The thermal conductivity of normal concrete is about 1.6 W/mK with 2200 kg/m3 density. This papers focus on the thermal insulation properties of foam concrete. Closed cell structure in foam concrete plays important roles in providing great thermal insulation performance. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the concepts of thermal insulation, the properties of foamed concrete and also thermal comparison with other materials. Some of the application of foam concrete as thermal insulation materials and future potential of natural fibre as additive in foam concrete in order to improve the thermal insulation performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: foamed concrete; lightweight concrete; closed cell structure; thermal conductivity
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 01:54
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 01:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1759
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