Strength and thermal conductivity in lightweight building materials


Yasar E., Erdogan Y.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, cilt.67, ss.513-519, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10064-008-0166-x
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.513-519

Özet

Pumice can be used in bricks and concrete to produce lightweight building materials with high porosity, high thermal insulation and resistance to earthquake motion. The paper presents ongoing research to design a structural lightweight concrete and brick using Nevsehir pumice. The testing of four different brick types is reported. The density, thermal conductivity, compressive and tensile strengths and Young's elastic modulus indicated that these lightweight materials had significant advantages as a construction material in earthquake-prone areas.