Experimental Study of the Thermophysical Properties of the Red Earth Composite Stabilized with Cement Containing Waste Glass Powder

Oumaima Nasry, Abderrahim Samaouali, Hanane Sghiouri El Idrissi, Nora Bouhaddour, Adil Hafidi Alaoui
2022 Crystals  
The aim of this study was to measure the thermophysical properties (thermal conductivity, volumetric thermal capacity, thermal diffusivity, and thermal effusivity) of red earth stabilized with cement and substituted with waste glass powder. Several samples (red earth) were stabilized with 6% and 12% cement and incorporated with different percentages of waste glass powder, which varied from 10% to 30%. The bulk density of the 12 samples was measured in the dry state and at room temperature. All
more » ... amples were analyzed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The thermal conductivity and specific heat of the composite materials were measured experimentally with a thermal conductivity device (CT meter) in the dry state and at ambient temperature. The experimental results showed a decrease in the thermophysical parameters of stabilized red earth containing 12% cement and substituted by 30% glass powder. The following results were obtained: 53.97% for thermal conductivity, 45.42% for volumetric specific heat, 15.66% for thermal diffusivity, and 49.88% for thermal effusivity. The bulk density of the red earth also decreased by 13.66% in the dry state at ambient temperature. Stabilization with 6% and 12% cement played an important role in the compactness of the material and, consequently, improved its thermophysical performance. The composition of this new ternary material significantly affected the thermophysical properties of the red earth.
doi:10.3390/cryst12030396 doaj:94997a2ac734416193a4941062003bdd fatcat:z5dbumbovjf45jeweuyr65ltt4