Optimizing the perforation pattern of Greek bricks Academic Article uri icon


  • The transient hot-wire technique was employed to measure the thermal conductivity of the solid part of five different hollow bricks from Greece. Consequently a finite-elements procedure was developed in order to obtain the apparent thermal conductivity of the whole brick. The advantages of this technique for the optimum design of perforation patterns are demonstrated.

published proceedings

  • ZI, Ziegelindustrie International/Brick and Tile Industry International

author list (cited authors)

  • Assael, M. I., Botsios, S., Chamizidis, E., Cialou, K., Gkontosidou, E., & Kakosimos, K.

complete list of authors

  • Assael, MI||Botsios, S||Chamizidis, E||Cialou, K||Gkontosidou, E||Kakosimos, K

publication date

  • April 2005