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Evolution of hemp concrete properties exposed to different types of environments

Author(s): Guillaume Delannoy, Sandrine Marceau, Philippe Glé, Etienne Gourlay, Marielle Guéguen-Minerbe, Sofiane Amziane, Fabienne Farcas
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: SynerCrete’18: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete: Synergizing Expertise and Bridging Scales of Space and Time Vol. 1 & 2
Editor(s): Miguel Azenha, Dirk Schlicke, Farid Benboudjema, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska
ISBN: 978-2-35158-202-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-203-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 505-510
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Vegetal aggregates-based materials, as hemp concrete, are used to improve thermal insulation, acoustical and hygrothermal performances for a better living comfort in buildings, by using renewable resources. Hemp concrete is frequently used. However, the lack of knowledge about its long-term performances is a limitation to the development of the material. Therefore, the objective of this study of durability is to identify the ageing mechanisms of hemp concrete by using a pluridisciplinary and multiscale approach. Hemp concrete is aged for two years under two different environmental conditions, the factors of ageing used are temperature and variations of relative humidity. The evolution of functional properties (thermal, acoustical and mechanical) is followed and related to the evolution of microstructure and chemistry of the different components. The results show that under static laboratory conditions, the properties of hemp concrete are stable with time. The accelerated ageing allows changes in the functional properties with time, due to modifications of the binder chemistry and of the microstructure of vegetal aggregates, with an action of microorganisms.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
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