Mechanical and Fracture Mechanical Characterization of Building Materials Used for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems

The purpose of this investigation is, on one hand, to try out the suitability of a test method for providing data on material properties and especially fracture mechanical properties of materials used for external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), and on the other hand, to provide data of some commercially available building materials. The paper concentrates on a wedge splitting procedure which is modified to enable the testing of thin material layers. The procedure proposed in this paper was successfully employed to investigate thin layers of building materials. Results of commercially available building materials suggest how temperature and humidity may affect material properties under conditions of actual service.

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    • Nilica, Roland
    • Harmuth, Harald
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


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  • Accession Number: 01004524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2005 11:23AM