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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S26.021

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATIC CYCLES ON THE DURABILITY OF THERMAL INSULATING SYSTEMS THAT USE POLYSTERENE

L. Miron, C. Miron
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 161-168 pp

ABSTRACT
This paper deals with the tests performed in the IH Hygrothermal / Climatic Research and Testing Laboratory (*http://www.incerc2004.ro/Proiecte/CEEX- M4_111_Iasi.htm) meant to determine the durability of composite systems for exterior thermal insulation for buildings, that use polystyrene, as well as their behavior under the action of increasingly severe climatic conditions, causing the climatic changes taking place at a global level. We discuss the normative deficiencies caused by the absence of the proper European normative provisions adapted to the new conditions of regional or local climatic manifestations, as well as the irreversible degradation effects of composite systems for exterior thermal insulation for buildings, with significant repercussions on the efficiency of thermal insulation solutions and implicitly on the energy consumption. The paper presents the results and conclusions of the research performed through cyclic tests of temperature, humidity, frost and thaw, and solar radiation on composite systems based on synthetic thermal insulation materials of low durability.

Keywords: energy, efficiency, thermal insulation, low energy consumption home