MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 282, 20194th Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||06 September 2019|
Impact of pore scale parameters on the thermal conductivity of porous building blocks
KU Leuven, Department of Civil Engineering, Building Physics Section, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
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Increasingly stringent energy requirements push for better performing building blocks with reduced thermal conductivity. A numerical framework to predict the heat transfer through porous materials is employed to investigate the effect of several microscale parameters on the macroscale thermal conductivity. Two different algorithms are used to generate a range of different cellular materials. Simulation results highlight the effect of the porosity, pore size distribution, matrix structure and matrix conductivity on the total thermal conductivity.
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