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Thermal diffusivity determinated of teak (Tectona Grandis) as a function of water content
Aristide C. Houngan, Malahimi Anjorin, Christophe Awanto and Antoine Vianou
The wood of teak is much used as building materials in Benin. The quest of comfort conditions in housing needs a better knowledge of thermal performance of the materials forming the walls of building structures. The goal of this study is to estimate the thermal diffusivity of teak as a function of water content using the regular state-method. The analysis of the results shows that teak can be used as a good thermal insulating material which allows realizing thermal comfortable apartments in fair conditions.
Keywords: Thermal diffusivity, thermal comfort, water content, building materials, regular regime