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Thermal Insulation of Residential Construction through the Study of Temperature Difference of Bricks

By Sayang Syazanna Raf'ee, Mohd Shahir Liew, Noor Amila Zawawi and Kamaluddeen Usman Danyaro


This study seeks to measure the temperature difference of 3 types of interlocking bricks and 2 types of conventional bricks, all which are available in Malaysian market. The study aims to assist Malaysia’s residential construction dilemma in masonry. This is done by constructing 5 models using different types of bricks with the same dimensions, finishes and placed in the same area. Six points were taken to measure the temperature differences. The equipment used are 6 Thermocouples and HOBO UX120-014M data logger. Intervals of 15 minutes were recorded with duration of four months in Tronoh, Perak. Results show the best performed brick is IB2, even though IB1 and Clay bricks depict significant temperature differences. Comparing the temperature differences of IB1 and Clay brick, IB1 provide a better performance in a hot weather due to its higher thermal conductivity

Publisher: 'EDP Sciences'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1051/matecconf/201820306015
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