Freeze-thaw action on brick

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Journal titleJournal of the Canadian Ceramic Society
Pages16; # of pages: 6
Subjectfreeze thaw cycles; masonry products; durability; moisture content; walls; Brick
AbstractThe durability of a brick with regard to freeze-thaw action depends on two factors: (1) the properties of the brick, and (2) the conditions under which it is used in service. This paper deals mainly with those service conditions that affect freeze-thaw action, particularly the temperature changes experienced by a brick in a wall and the amount of moisture in the pores of a brick when it is frozen. The movement of freezing planes through a wall, the number of freeze-thaw cycles and their dependence on the orientation of the wall, and various factors that affect a brick's moisture content such as geographical location and orientation are discussed in relation to freeze-thaw damage to bricks.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13136
NPARC number20374486
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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