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Editors: Donald N. Cornejo and Jason L. Haro
Book Description:
Building material is any material which is used for a construction purpose. Apart from naturally occurring materials, many man-made products are in use. The manufacture of building materials is an established industry in many countries and the use of these materials is typically segmented into specific specialty trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, roofing and insulation work. This new book presents a wide variety of research on issues facing the building industry today. A study on the use of syntactic foams as a building material is presented. The acoustic performance of building materials with respect to their insulative properties is also analyzed. Other topics include the performance of building stones in relation to salt weathering, the behavior of building materials submitted to fire, the problem of microbe invasion into building materials and a study to develop a series of experimental methods to determine the moisture transport and storage properties of building materials.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Syntactic Foams as Building Materials Consisting of Inorganic Hollow Microspheres and Starch Binder , pp. 1-56
(Ho Sung Kim, Md Mainul, Islam—Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia and others)

Chapter 2. Salt Weathering of Natural Building Stones: A Review of the Influence of Rock Characteristics , pp. 57-94
(Carlos Alves, Centro de Investigação Geológica, Ordenamento e Valorização de Recursos,Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Study on Adsorption and Thermoelectric Cooling Systems Using Boltzmann Transport Equation Approach , pp. 95-162
(Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty, Kim Choon NG, and Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4. Microbes and Building Materials , pp. 163-188
(Guadalupe Piñar, Katja Sterflinger, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 5. Determination of Moisture Transport and Storage Properties of Building Materials , pp. 189-222
(Menghao Qin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA and others)

Chapter 6. Building Materials and Acoustic Comfort: Simulations, Measurements and Applications , pp. 223-258
(Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, David Queiroz de Sant'Ana, Jose Augusto Coelho Ferreira, Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics, and Acoustical Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Radon Exhalation Rates of Building Materials: Experimental, Analytical Protocol and Classification Criteria , pp. 259-274
(Paola Tuccimei, Mauro Castelluccio, Michele Soligo, Massimo Moroni, Dipartimento di Scienze Geologiche, Università “Roma Tre”, Roma, Italia and others)

Chapter 8. High Temperatures Behavior of Masonry Structures: Modelization and Parametric Study , pp. 275-298
(R. Ami Saada, F. Al Nahhas, G. Bonnet, P. Delmotte, Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle, France, and others)

Chapter 9. Agricultural wastes as building materials: properties, performance and applications , pp. 299-342
(José A. Rabi, Sérgio F. Santos, Gustavo H. D. Tonoli and Holmer Savastano Jr., Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo, Pirassununga, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 10. Recycled Aggregate Structural Concrete: A Methodology for the Prediction of its Properties*, pp. 343-390
(Jorge de Brito, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Index, pp. 391

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      Materials Science and Technologies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-082-9
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