Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity and Rainwater Resistance of the Stabilized Mound Soil with Cement
Abdallah DADI Mahamat1, Ali Abakar2, Alexis Mouangué Nanimina3, Abdallah Bannah Mahamat4
1Abdallah DADI Mahamat*, Department of Energy Engineering, INSTA National Highter Institute of Sciences and Technical, Abeche, Chad.
2Ali Abakar, Department of Civil Engineering, ENSTP National Highter School of Public Works, N’djamena, Chad.
3Alexis Mouangué Nanimina, Department of Mecanical Engineering, INSTA National Highter Institute of Sciences and Technical , Abeche, Chad.
4Abdallah Bannah Mahamat, Department of Mecanical Engineering, INSTA National Highter Institute of Sciences and Technical, Abeche, Chad.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 3174-3179 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B4227129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B4227.129219
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: This study is the result of experimental work in the field thermal of buildings. The study focuses on mounds termite’s clays. In this study a thermal analysis by the measurement of the thermal conductivity and the thermal resistance is carried out. This approach to determining the characteristics of materials has led to a better understanding of the possible choice of local building materials available in Chad. The estimation of thermal parameters of building materials plays a key role in a large number of scientific and industrial fields. Our choice has been focused on the termite mound soil which is currently of interest as a result of availability, energy crisis and that of housing.Unlike cement concrete, thé soil has long been used as a building material with practically many environmental benefits and considerable energy savings. The results obtained showed that the materials we used have a appreciable thermal properties. Brick from naturally occurring mound termite soil has better thermal resistance than brick made from mound termite soil, which means it is worked in advance. The influence of density on thermal resistance has been demonstrated. The stabilization of the cement reinforced the structure of the material and its resistance to erosion of the rain water.
Keywords: Mound termites soil, Thermal resistance, Building materials, Thermal comfor.