This unique new manual provides an introduction to moisture analysis in buildings and examines the necessary technical background for conducting moisture analysis as an integral part of building design.. For the building practitioner without a deep knowledge in hygrothermal analysis, it offers a basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in moisture movement, condensation, and accumulation, as well as the tools for conducting analysis on simple building walls and roofs. For the intermediate and expert in moisture analysis, it adds recent state-of-the-art information on weather data, material properties, and an overview of single and multidimensional analysis models.
The third and fourth programs are examples of moisture analysis models, MOIST and WUFI ORNL/IBP, which provide the reader with hands-on practice in the conduct of moisture analysis
Moisture primer addressing hygrothermal mechanisms
Weather and material data and failure criteria
MOIST and WUFI ORNL/IBP models
Glossary of terms used in moisture analysisFree Sample Chapter