Thermal properties characterization

of materials based on granular cork


A. Khabbazi*,  A. Cherki, R. Idchabani, M. Garoum

Université Med V-Agdal,  Laboratoire Énergétique, Matériaux et Environnement, 227 Avenue Prince héritier EST- Salé, Maroc.

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Received: 23 December 2012; revised version accepted: 30 January 2013



     Cork, natural and renewable material, has thermal and acoustic properties very interesting because of the elasticity of its constituent cells and the air entrapped representing a large part of its apparent volume. In the present work we investigated the thermal behavior of a class of granular cork bound with two different binders: cement mortar and plaster.


Keywords: Cork; Characterization; Thermal diffusivity; Porous medium; Insulating material.

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