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TYPICAL PROPERTIES AT 300 K
DESCRIPTION/COMPOSITION
DENSITY, p (kg/m3)
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, k (W/m x K)
SPECIFIC HEAT, cp
(J/kg x K)
Building Boards
Asbestos-cement board
1,920
0.58
-
Gypsum or plaster board
800
0.17
-
Plywood
545
0.12
­1,215
Sheathing, regular density
290
0.055
1,300
Acoustic tile     
290
0.058
1,340
Hardboard, siding
640
0.094
1,170
Hardboard, high density
1,010
0.15
1,380
Particle board, low density
590
0.078
1,300
Particle board, high density
1,000
0.170
1,300
Woods
Hardwoods (oak, maple)
720
0.16
1,255
Softwoods (fir, pine)
510
0.12
1,380
Masonry Materials
 
 
 
Cement mortar
1,860
0.72
780
Brick, common
1,920
0.72
835
Brick, face
2,083
1.3
-
Clay tile, hollow
1 cell deep, 10 cm thick
-
0.52
-
3 cells deep, 30 cm thick
-
0.69
-
Concrete block, 3 oval cores
Sand/gravel, 20 cm thick
-
1.0
-
Cinder aggregate, 20 cm thick
-
0.67
-
Concrete block, rectangular core
 
 
 
2 cores, 20 cm thick, 16 kg
-
1.1
-
Same with filled cores
-
0.60
-
Plastering Materials
Cement plaster, sand aggregate
1,860
0.72
-
Gypsum plaster, sand aggregate
1,680
0.22
1,085
Gypsum plaster, vermiculite aggregate
720
0.25
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