A study on the deterioration of external wall tiles on RC buildings in Taiwan

Chen-Yu Chen, Ko Yi Huang

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Abstract

It's very common in Taiwan to use ceramic tiles as an external wall material. Even the nature of ceramic tile is stable, the deterioration such as chaps and peeling still occur on external walls, which should face the tough conditions like sunshine, raining, etc. In this study, the conditions of deterioration of ceramic tiles on exterior walls were clarified by the field investigation of townhouse, built during 1971~1990, in Kaohsiung City. After analyzing and comparing the deterioration of the above cases, the conditions of deterioration of external wall tiles, used on townhouses, were found as follows: 1. The main deterioration of Mosaic tiles is rust stains, cracking and flaking. 2. The main deterioration of square tiles is rust stains, efflorescence and cracking. 3. The main deterioration of rectangular tiles is rust stains, cracking and flaking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Science and Precision Engineering Innovation
Pages1105-1108
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013 - NanTou, Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Oct 182013 Oct 22

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume479-480
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

OtherInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityNanTou
Period13-10-1813-10-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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