Properties of building materials

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleSFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
Subjectthermal properties; combustibility; porosity; density ( physics); steel; concrete; clay bricks; wood ( materials); gypsum; thermal properties; mechanical properties; construction materials; fire safety; thermal conductivity; specific heat; thermal expansion; density; strength; modulus of elasticity; creep; Hygrothermal properties; propriété thermique; combustibilité; porosité; masse volumique; acier; beton; brique en terre cuite; bois ( matériau); gypse
AbstractThermal and mechanical properties at elevated temperatures are given for various building materials. The thermal properties include thermal conductivity, specific heat, thermal expansion and density. The mechanical properties include strength and modulus of elasticity of the materials. Creep is also discussed. The various materials considered are lightweight and normal weight concrete, steel, claybrick, wood and gypsum.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number30110
NPARC number20377229
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Record created2012-07-24
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