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Volume 49, 2018SOLINA 2018 - VII Conference SOLINA Sustainable Development: Architecture - Building Construction - Environmental Engineering and Protection Innovative Energy-Efficient Technologies - Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources
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|Published online||13 August 2018|
Sorption measurements of autoclaved aerated concretes diffusion coefficient
West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, al. Piastów 50, 70-311 Szczecin, Poland
* Corresponding author: Halina.Garbalinska@zut.edu.pl
This study presents the results of sorption measurements and analyzes their applicability in the determination of the moisture diffusion coefficient in the porous media in which these processes occur. The test involved three classes of autoclaved aerated concrete density: 500, 600 and 700. The sorption processes under examination covered practically the whole range of hygroscopic humidity from RH = 0% up to RH = 98%. The idea of the experiment was to place dry samples of the tested concretes to 98% relative humidity stimulated by the saturated water solution of K2SO4. The tests were performed until weight stabilization of all samples, which took about 10 months. On the basis of the results obtained, individual diffusion coefficients were determined using two different calculation procedures: the square root of time method and the logarithmic method. The first method applies to the initial stage of the process, while the other is used at its advanced stage. Both measurement methods were assessed in terms of their applicability and compatibility.
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