Using bark as a heat insulation material

dc.contributor.authorKain, Guntheren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBarbu, Marius Catalinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHinterreiter, Stefanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRichter, Klausen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPetutschnigg, Alexanderen_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKain, G. et al. 2013. Using bark as a heat insulation material. BioResources, 8(3):3718-3731.
dc.identifier.issn1930-2126 (online)
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows: Kain, G. et al. 2013. Using bark as a heat insulation material. BioResources, 8(3):3718-3731.en_ZA
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dc.description.abstractSpruce bark particles were used as an insulation fill material for the thermal insulation of a timber frame wall which was subjected to a simulated winter temperature difference between indoor and outdoor climate. The temperature profile development of the wall’s cross section was modeled using Fourier’s transient heat flow theory. It was shown that bark layers conducted heat more slowly than commonly known blow-in insulation materials because of their low thermal diffusivity. Moreover, material moisture development due to water vapor streams caused by vapor pressure differences between the inside and outside climate was studied, and it supported general timber construction rules.en_ZA
dc.format.extent14 pagesen_ZA
dc.publisherNorth Carolina State University, College of Natural Resourcesen_ZA
dc.subjectBark -- Thermal conductivityen_ZA
dc.subjectThermal conductivityen_ZA
dc.subjectThermal diffusivityen_ZA
dc.subjectInsulation (Heat)en_ZA
dc.subjectWooden-frame buildingsen_ZA
dc.titleUsing bark as a heat insulation materialen_ZA
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