Movement of brick panel cladding

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Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
Pages39; # of pages: 7
Subjectbrickwork; cladding products; moisture content; thermal movements; surface temperature; Brick
AbstractMovements of masonry brick panels, determined from dimensional changes measured at the joints, have been measured in three directions: horizontal and vertical in the plane of the wall and perpendicular to it. They were analysed as a function of temperature change and as a function of time. The analyses supported the hypothesis that thermal movement in the horizontal direction is altered by moisture content variations in the porous panels. Movements caused by moisture attenuated, and in some cases overrode, thermal movements. In the vertical direction the panels made one large movement in winter corresponding to the yearly temperature change and oscillated in other seasons. Movements perpendicular to the panel indicated curling of the edges.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number18164
NPARC number20374905
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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