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Studies into structural and thermal properties of building envelope materials

Gourav, K and Balaji, NC and Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Mani, Monto (2017) Studies into structural and thermal properties of building envelope materials. In: 7th International Conference on Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT), SEP 06-08, 2017, EPFL, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, pp. 104-108.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.037


The structural and thermal properties of masonry units influence the behaviour of masonry. In load bearing masonry, wall elements play a major role in supporting the structure through load transfer mechanism from roof to foundation. Also, wall elements regulate the thermal interaction between the indoor and outdoor environment. A variety of masonry units are available as an alternative to burnt clay brick masonry. Fly ash-Lime-Gypsum (FaL-G) brick is one such alternative, which is a low carbon and energy efficient brick made of industrial waste fly-ash. The current paper investigates the characteristic properties of FaL-G bricks and compares them with the locally available conventional table moulded brick (TMB). The characteristic results reveal that the FaL-G brick performs better as a masonry unit and also for building envelopes in tropical conditions. Based on investigations regarding structural and thermal performance, suitable guidelines can be issued to integrate this material in the building envelope. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of the CISBAT 2017 International Conference Future Buildings & Districts Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Energy Procedia
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, SARA BURGERHARTSTRAAT 25, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 05:02
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 08:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58285

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