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      Continuous measurement of moisture content in building materials with Time-Domain Reflectometry

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      2nd International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2023 (ICMB23)
      3-4 July 2023
      Moisture content, Moisture monitoring, TDR, Building materials, Limestone
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            Abstract

            Measuring moisture content in building materials is essential both for professional practice as well as for research. However, this is a very complex task, especially when in-depth long-term minor destructivemeasurements are desired. The Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) technique can be a solution to fulfil these requirements, but its application in construction materials is still a greatchallenge,particularly for hard and low porous building materials. In this paper, a methodology to evaluate moisture content with TDR in consolidated materials is presented. In addition, the procedure wasapplied to a limestone sample to assess its moisture content during a drying experiment. The obtained results suggest that TDR is suitable for moisture monitoring in limestone, encouraging future applications and further developments.

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            27 June 2023
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            [1 ] Construct- LFC, Faculty of Engineering University of Porto, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal;
            [2 ] KU Leuven, Department of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Sustainable Design, Kasteelpark Arenberg 40 Bus 2447,3001 Heverlee, Belgium;
            [3 ] Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy;
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            10.14293/ICMB230005
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            2nd International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2023
            ICMB23
            3-4 July 2023
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            Moisture content,Moisture monitoring,TDR,Building materials,Limestone

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