Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Korjenic, A. Korjenic:
"Computational Investigation of Renovating Plate Joints and Their Effects on Moisture and Salt Load";
Talk: IV International Scientific Conference Management 2012, High Tatras, Slovak Republic; 2012-10-04 - 2012-10-06; in: "Research In Management And Business In The Light Of Practical Needs", Publisher: Bookmann s.r.o, (2012), ISBN: 978-80-89568-38-3; 540 - 547.

English abstract:
On a moist and salt loaded masonry, especially in cellar areas, calcium silicate plates are often used. These panels can absorb a lot of moist and when the surrounding humidity becomes lower they release moisture again. Due to the large porous system, a lot of salts can be accumulated within the plate without causing damage. To use these rooms regularly after the renovation (plate application), the platesī surfaces will be hydrophobized. By the use of salt and/or renovating plates of calcium silicate (named as renovating plate hereafter) irregularities were observed that depend on the hydrophobizing method as well as on the used adhesives. Because of difference of materials physical properties between the renovating plate and the adhesive, thermal bridge effects can occur. These effects damage the inner surface by formation of mould, water condensation, salt crystallization and the like. To examine these influences, calculations and investigations were performed. Especially, the following parameters were investigated: (1) Kind of the adhesive; (2) joint width; (3) hydrophobizing depth; (4) Hydrophobizing the join side.

Renovating plate, Adhesive, Joints, Salt load, Building

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