MODERN INSULATION PLASTER FOR LOW/ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS: AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH


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Mert Cüce A. P., Alvur E., Cüce E., Yılmaz Y. N.

International Turkish World Engineering and Science Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 30 November - 03 December 2023, pp.759-765

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-765
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The building industry has shifted its focus toward thermal insulation plasters for several compelling reasons. One of the primary motivations behind this shift is the considerable heat loss experienced in buildings. Traditional briquettes used in construction permit substantial heat transfer, prompting the construction sector to seek cost-effective insulation solutions with superior thermal efficiency. Thermal insulation plasters have gained popularity as an alternative due to the high costs associated with materials like Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). In this research, it is investigated the effectiveness of a modern insulation plaster (MIP) as a contrast to without insulation plaster when applied to standard briquettes with a 2-2 thickness. When examining the total heat transfer coefficient (U-value), it becomes evident that conventional briquettes exhibit the highest value, approximately 5.5 W/m2 K, while briquettes with a 2-2 MIP thickness show the lowest value, nearly 2.86 W/m2 K. As a result of the experiments, it is evident that the most substantial improvement in the overall heat transfer coefficient is achieved, with a reduction of approximately 48%, in briquettes with a 2-2 MIP thickness.