Thermal stresses in mortar-tile systems

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Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
Pages351357; # of pages: 7
Subjectthermal stresses; tile wall coverings; mortar; Mortar; Concrete
AbstractLength changes of mortar-porcelain and mortar-quarry tile composites (typically 10x3x8mm) have been examined in the temperature range -10 to +50 degrees C. The effect of heating rate (1 and 4 degrees C/min.), dimensions of specimens, volume ratio of components and location of the measuring point with reference to the interface was evaluated. Length changes of the interfacial zone significantly deviated from the values predicted by assumption of elastic behaviour. Good agreement between measured and calculated values was obtained, however, outside the interfacial zone extending 5mm into the mortar and 3.5mm into the tile component.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number23967
NPARC number20374213
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Record created2012-07-23
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