Analysis of Structure and Deformation Mechanisms of Mineral Wool Slabs under Compression

Laimutis STEPONAITIS, Sigitas VĖJELIS, Saulius VAITKUS

Abstract


The products of mineral wool are widely used for thermal insulation of buildings, both at construction of new buildings and at renovation of old ones. The mechanical resistance and stability of them, as well as their energy saving and heat saving requirements are in most cases related to the essential specifications of the building. The mechanical characteristics of these products are subject to structure of material, density, content of binder in the product and to technology of production. Subject to the latter, mineral wool products with different fibrous structure are received, therefore, for the structure of each type, the individual structural models are developed attempting to describe the properties of fibrous systems. The deformability of mineral wool products is conditioned by mobility of fibrous structure, which shows up best under compression by short term loads. This study established the impact of various thicknesses and deformations on changes in structure of rock wool products. It also established that the thickness of mineral wool products conditions and influences considerable changes in their structure.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.18.2.1926


Keywords


stone wool slabs; structure; deformation; mineral fiber

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