The Impact of Climatic Factors to the Structure of Unprotected Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) External Insulation on Building

  • Edgaras Mickevičius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Asta Kičaitė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Andrius Buska
Keywords: expanded polystyrene, climatic factors, mechanical properties, physical properties

Abstract

The article describes the impact of climatic factors on expanded polystyrene slabs when the facade is not protected with external layers (plastered, painted). An overview of articles collected by different authors on climatic factors and their complex impact is provided. The publication also describes studies of the long-term impact of climatic factors in natural conditions of a facade made from expanded polystyrene slabs that are not protected with any coating. The following properties were studied: tensile strength, compression strength, water absorption; studies of the macro and microstructure were also carried out.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.sace.1.2.2879

Author Biography

Asta Kičaitė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Associate Professor of Department of Building Materials
Published
2013-03-13
Section
Articles