Evaluation of thermal properties of aerated concrete used for student residential building, Astana, Kazakhstan

Miras Mamirov, Akzhunis Zhamanbay, Kaisar Kalibekov, Maxat Mamirov, Yerassyl Yertay, Chang Seon Shon

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Abstract

A major part of the worldwide energy is consumed by residential and commercial buildings. Because of its low thermal conductivity (TC) and lightweight compared to normal concrete, aerated concrete (AC) is widely used in a cold region such as Kazakhstan in order to provide proper thermal insulation and prevent significant heat loss. In this paper, the potential of AC to improve the energy performance of student residential building was assessed. Four different mixture proportion of AC and one normal concrete were obtained and tested for both mechanical, physical, and thermal properties. The energy saving effect of AC was simulated using OpenStudio® software tools with an EnergyPlus engine along with annual heat loss calculation. The relationship between porosity and TC of AC shows that the TC of AC increased as the porosity decreased. However, the size and connectivity of pore seem to be important factors to affect the TC of AC. Simulation result of energy performance indicates that AC used in student residential building leads to significant energy savings compared to normal concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd joint International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials, ICEESM 2018 and International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Energy, ICNNE 2018
EditorsTatiana Perova
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume2004
ISBN (Print)9780735417205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 17 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd joint International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials, ICEESM 2018 and International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Energy, ICNNE 2018 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Jun 22 2018Jun 24 2018

Conference

Conference3rd joint International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials, ICEESM 2018 and International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Energy, ICNNE 2018
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period6/22/186/24/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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