Frost Resistant Porous Ceramics
Keywords:ceramics, exploitation frost resistance, physical-mechanical and structural parameters
Extremely actual problem of these days is the production of ceramics which is resistant to frost under exploitation and
jointly effective (porous), because these ceramic wall articles will be particularly suitable for building the facades which
are being exploited under aggressive conditions (e.g. a seaside zone). Such a brick building will have a low coefficient of
thermal conductivity and will be resistant to frost (the surface of the bricks will not decay). The porous and at the same
time frost resistant (under exploitative conditions) ceramic material was obtained, when composition of formation mix
was as follows: (59.2 – 72.8) % of clay, (7.2 – 10.8) % of sand, (3.2 – 4.8) % of crushed bricks, (10.4 – 15.6) % of
sawdust and (6.4 – 9.6) % of milled glass. When ceramic samples were formed and burned under regime (maximum
burning temperature is to 1100 °C), ceramics which exploitation frost resistance is more than 300 cycles, total open
porosity is 40 %, and the predicted coefficient of thermal conductivity is (0.37 – 0.42) W/mK.
The copyrights for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open-access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.