Properties of building materials: bases for fire safety design

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ConferenceProceedings, International Conference on Design of Structures Against Fire: 15 April 1986, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pages87104; # of pages: 18
Subjectbuilding materials; fire safety; engineering design; structure-sensitive, structure-insensitive properties; degree of crystallinity; grain structure; pore structure; microstructural characteristics; moisture sorption characteristics; load-bearing; load-bearing/insulation; insulation; mechanical and thermal properties; stress-strain curve; modulus of elasticity; yield strength; ultimate strength; creep; dilatometric curve; thermogravimetric curve; density; porosity; calorimetric curve; thermal conductivity; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractSome properties of building materials are structure- sensitive, some others structure-insensitive. Degree of crystallinity, grain structure, and pore structure are the most important microstructural characteristics that affect material behaviour. Specific (internal) surface and porosity are the factors that determine the moisture sorption characteristics of porous materials. Of particular interest are: among mechanical properties - stress-strain curve, modulus of elasticity, yield strength, ultimate strength, and creep; among thermal properties - dilatometric curve, thermogravimetric curve, density, porosity, calorimetric curve, and thermal conductivity. Available information on these properties of building materials is reviewed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number27139
NPARC number20374649
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