Prediction Models for Thermal Conductivity of Cement-based Composites
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Original versionHajmohammadian Baghban MHB, Kioumarsi MM, Grammatikos S. Prediction Models for Thermal Conductivity of Cement-based Composites. Nordic Concrete Research. 2018;58:163-172 http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/ncr-2018-0010
Cement-based materials are the most consumed materials in the construction industry. Low or high thermal conductive cement-based materials are of interest in applications such as embedded floor heating systems, building envelopes or structural elements. This paper describes prediction models for thermal conductivity of cementitious composites by considering different variables such as constituent materials, porosity and moisture content. The presented prediction models may be used for thermal conductivity based mix design of cementitious materials. Based on the desired accuracy, different solutions are proposed.