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Model for the analysis of thermal conductivity of composite material of natural origin

ABSTRACT
Thermal properties of the wall structure elements made from gel and straw ("Ethno-eco-passive houses") have been investigated. The gel was made from a mixture of clay, lime and water. A one dimensional (1D) mathematical model based on the continuum mechanics, for predicting the thermal conductivity, is proposed. The results obtained by applying the proposed mathematical model were compared with the measurement data of experimental tests, using the Isomet 2114 instrument. The program envisages the measurement of thermal conductivity of three specimens, 5 year old, comprising three series within 365 days. In the theoretical analysis, the same parameters of thermal stability were treated as in the experiment. The average value of the material thermal conductivity is 0.0990 W/mK, so it can be concluded that, the composite material intended for the envelope of the proposed constructive system "Ethno-eco-passive house" is verified as thermally suitable.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-12-15
PAPER REVISED: 2019-05-02
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-05-20
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-06-08
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI181215267M
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