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.
* Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
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.