Some performance aspects of glass fiber insulation on the outside of basement walls

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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleASTM Special Technical Publications
ConferenceSymposium on Thermal Insulation Performance: 22 October 1978, Tampa, FL, USA
ISSN0066-0558
ISBN0471800010
Volume718
Pages7791; # of pages: 15
Subjectmineral fibreboards; glass fibres; thermal insulating materials; thermal insulation; thermal insulation; basement insulation; thermal resistance; apparent thermal conductivity; heat transmission; fibrous material; glass fiber; mineral wool; moisture effects; drainage; aging of glass fiberboard; Basements and foundations
AbstractThis paper reviews the technical aspects of one particular insulation sytem concept where a rigid fibrous insulation is placed outside the basement wall and thus contributes to both thermal and moisture control of the building structure. The following properties of mineral fiberboards are discussed: drainage characteristics of the material and water retention after the drainage process, thermal resistance, compressive strength, and elastic and irreversible deformations. All these properties are affected by the aging process of the material. Effects of various aging conditions simulated in the laboratory are compared with deterioration of the material exposed for 5 or 6 years in soils and on an experimental roof deck. Findings of Scandinavian and Canadian research are presented.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-965
NRC number19272
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NPARC number20377001
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