Physical and chemical processes involving water in building materials

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSilikaty (Prague)
ISSN0037-5241
Volume10
Issue4
Pages115; # of pages: 15
Subjectbuilding materials; chemical properties; physical properties; mechanical properties; water; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractThis paper considers the performance and properties of building materials from the standpoint of the various physical and chemical processes involving water. It illustrates the organization of the work in the Materials Section of the Division of Building Research and summarizes some of the studies that have been completed. It deals with structure formation by hydration reactions as for cementitious materials such as cement plaster and lime. The dimensional changes of porous materials associated with the physical processes of sorption and freezing of water are dealt with. The effect of water on the mechanical properties of porous materials is discussed from a phenomenological standpoint, and an attempt is made to show how such an approach can be very useful in the understanding and prediction of the performance of building materials.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-306
NRC number9445
1598
NPARC number20378443
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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