Hygrothermal properties of NHL mortars

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill

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Abstract

Hygrothermal simulation software enables designers to assess the impact of insulation retrofits on solid walls before a retrofit project starts and help to avoid the negative effects on solid wall performance. However, the material databases used by the software lack information on the material properties of the traditional masonry used in Scotland. The hygrothermal properties of uncarbonated and carbonated lime mortar made with St Astier NHL2, NHL3.5 and NHL5 and Loanleven sand have been determined by laboratory testing. Thermal conductivity, sorptivity or water absorption coefficient by partial immersion, water vapour permeability (dry and wet cup), hygroscopic sorption, density and porosity results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Report: The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
EditorsTor Brostrom, Lisa Neilsen, Susanna Carlsten
Place of PublicationVisby, Sweden
PublisherUppsala University
Pages71-79
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789151908380
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings 2018 - Visby, Sweden
Duration: 26 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings 2018
Abbreviated titleEEHB2018
CountrySweden
CityVisby
Period26/09/1827/09/18

Keywords

  • natural hydraulic lime
  • mortar
  • hygrothermal properties

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