Natural Sciences | Thermal Analysis of Historical and Modern Building Materials
Modern thermoanalytical methods are used to analyse and research both historical and modern building materials, plastics and building material recycling. In addition, the measuring system is suitable for the targeted development of new modern materials.
With the help of thermoanalytical methods (TG, TGA, DSC), fundamental and innovative analyses and research were carried out on historical and modern building materials.
For example, the composition and thermal behaviour of plasters and mortars of historical and modern buildings could be examined qualitatively and quantitatively, which is not only of great interest for building research, but can also provide valuable information for suitable supplementary materials for sustainable conservation and restoration.
Furthermore, thermoanalytical measuring systems can be used for the targeted new development of modern materials: due to the different behaviour of inorganic and organic binders and aggregates during thermal analysis, the composition of binders and aggregates can be successively optimised qualitatively and quantitatively for new mixtures as building materials.
In addition to building materials, the device is also used for the investigation of plastics and, in the future, for the recycling of building materials.