Open Science Research Excellence

E Vejmelkova

Publications

2

Publications

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Mechanical and Hydric Properties of High- Performance Concrete Containing Natural Zeolites
Abstract:
Mechanical and water transport properties of high performance concrete (HPC) containing natural zeolite as partial replacement of Portland cement are studied. Experimental results show that in the investigated mixes the use of natural zeolite leads to an increase of porosity, decrease of compressive strength and increase of moisture diffusivity and water vapor diffusion coefficient, as compared with the reference HPC. However, for the replacement level up to 20% of the mass of Portland cement the concretes still maintain their high performance character and exhibit acceptable water transport properties. Therefore, natural zeolite can be considered an environmental friendly binder with a potential to replace a part of Portland cement in concrete in building industry.
Keywords:
Natural zeolites, high-performance concrete; hydric properties, mechanical properties
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Thermal Properties of Lime-Pozzolan Plasters for Application in Hollow Bricks Systems
Abstract:

The effect of waste ceramic powder on the thermal properties of lime-pozzolana composites is investigated. At first, the measurements of effective thermal conductivity of lime-pozzolan composites are performed in dependence on moisture content from the dry state to fully water saturated state using a pulse method. Then, the obtained data are analyzed using two different homogenization techniques, namely the Lichtenecker’s and Dobson’s formulas, taking into account Wiener’s and Hashin/Shtrikman bounds. 

Keywords:
Waste ceramic powder, lime-pozzolan plasters, effective thermal conductivity, homogenization techniques.