The paper describes the dual-energy x-ray equipment, which consists of a x-ray source, filters and a detector. The x-ray beam can be moved automatically in two dimensions relative to a fixed specimen. The purpose of the equipment is to measure simultaneously the density and moisture content in porous materials relevant for the building industry. The theory of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is presented. DEXA results on two combinations of aluminium and acrylic plastic are compared with corresponding values calculated from the geometry of the experimental setup. The results from the x-ray measurements show good agreement with results from the two standard materials which imitate water in a porous material. On this background the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry measurement principle can be used on porous structural materials.
|Title of host publication||Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, Proc. of the 5th Symposium|
|Place of Publication||Goteborg, Sweden|
|Publisher||Chalmers tekniska högskola|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||5th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 24 Aug 1999 → 26 Aug 1999
Conference number: 5
|Conference||5th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries|
|Period||24/08/1999 → 26/08/1999|
Hansen, K. K., Jensen, S. K., Gerward, L., & Singh, K. (1999). Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for the simultaneous determination of Density and Moisture Content in Porous Structural Materials. In Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, Proc. of the 5th Symposium (pp. 281-288). Chalmers tekniska högskola.