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Calculation method to determine capillary properties of building materials with automatic free water intake test

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Calculation method to determine capillary properties of building materials with automatic free water intake test. / Tuominen, Eero; Vinha, Juha.

In: MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol. 282, 02037, 2019.

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title = "Calculation method to determine capillary properties of building materials with automatic free water intake test",
abstract = "The water absorption coefficient and capillary saturation water content are common building physical material properties. This paper presents a calculation method to determine these values with an automated free water intake test arrangement. Buoyancy affects weighing results in the automatic measurement and it is recommended to take these factors into account when deriving the real water intake of a specimen. A new mathematical method is presented and trial experiments have been conducted. The method is proven to work with the polymer modified plaster, concrete, autoclaved aerated concrete and lightweight aggregate concrete, which represent materials from both extremes of capillary activity. The functionality and advantages of the test arrangement for both low and high suction materials are presented.",
author = "Eero Tuominen and Juha Vinha",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1051/matecconf/201928202037",
language = "English",
volume = "282",
journal = "MATEC Web of Conferences",
issn = "2274-7214",
publisher = "EDP Sciences",

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T1 - Calculation method to determine capillary properties of building materials with automatic free water intake test

AU - Tuominen, Eero

AU - Vinha, Juha

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - The water absorption coefficient and capillary saturation water content are common building physical material properties. This paper presents a calculation method to determine these values with an automated free water intake test arrangement. Buoyancy affects weighing results in the automatic measurement and it is recommended to take these factors into account when deriving the real water intake of a specimen. A new mathematical method is presented and trial experiments have been conducted. The method is proven to work with the polymer modified plaster, concrete, autoclaved aerated concrete and lightweight aggregate concrete, which represent materials from both extremes of capillary activity. The functionality and advantages of the test arrangement for both low and high suction materials are presented.

AB - The water absorption coefficient and capillary saturation water content are common building physical material properties. This paper presents a calculation method to determine these values with an automated free water intake test arrangement. Buoyancy affects weighing results in the automatic measurement and it is recommended to take these factors into account when deriving the real water intake of a specimen. A new mathematical method is presented and trial experiments have been conducted. The method is proven to work with the polymer modified plaster, concrete, autoclaved aerated concrete and lightweight aggregate concrete, which represent materials from both extremes of capillary activity. The functionality and advantages of the test arrangement for both low and high suction materials are presented.

U2 - 10.1051/matecconf/201928202037

DO - 10.1051/matecconf/201928202037

M3 - Conference article

VL - 282

JO - MATEC Web of Conferences

JF - MATEC Web of Conferences

SN - 2274-7214

M1 - 02037

ER -