Critical degrees of saturation at freezing of porous and brittle materials

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This thesis is based on experimental work carried out during the period
1968-1972. The whole investigation is sponsored by the Swedish Council
for Building Research and has been performed at the department of Building
Materials at the Lund Institute of Technology.

The thesis treats the problem frost resistance of building materials,
a problem which is far from beeing solved despite much scientific work
in many countries. According to the author the main reason for this
lack of success is, that the problem of frost resistance is not only
a function of materials properties but also of properties of the environment
in which the materials are used. Hence, in order to solve the problem it is necessary to investigate separately the effect of material properties and the effect of environmental properties on the frost resistance of a material...
Translated title of the contributionKritiska vattenmättnadsgrader i samband med frysning av porösa och spröda material
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Division of Building Materials
  • Bergström, Sven Gabriel, Supervisor, External person
Award date1973 May 22
Publication statusPublished - 1973

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 1973-05-22
Time: 10:00
Place: Sektionen Väg och Vatten, hörsal V:A, John Ericssons väg 1

External reviewer(s)

Name: Warris, Birger
Title: [unknown]
Affiliation: Euroc


"This thesis comprises the following reports under the general heading "Critical Degrees of Saturation at Freezing of Porous and Brittle Materials"

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Materials Engineering

Free keywords

  • resistance
  • freezing mechanism
  • freezing test method
  • pore size distribution(determination)
  • saturation (degree of)
  • water absorption
  • frost


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