Predictions of a new material for energy efficient wall construction

M.S. Imbabi, James Banks

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Air Permeable Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (APAAC) is a new self-supporting dynamic insulation material under development. Finite Element (FE) models were developed tosimulate the properties of idealised APAAC matrices. The effects of void ratio and interconnection channel size on the strength of the material, and the corresponding permeability to airflow were predicted computationally. The authors conclude that it is possible to optimise the mechanical and permeation properties of APAAC for use in monolithic, self-supporting, energy-efficient breathing wall construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress 2005 (WREC 2005), Aberdeen, UK
EditorsMohammed Imbabi, C. P. Mitchell
PublisherElsevier Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)008044671X, 9780080446714
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventWorld Renewable Energy Congress 2005 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 May 200527 May 2005


ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Congress 2005
Abbreviated titleWREC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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