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.
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
Chapter 1-Moisture Primer
Chapter 2-Weather Data
TenWolde A., Colliver D.
Chapter 4-Failure Criteria
Viitanen H., Salonvaara M.
Chapter 5-Overview of Hygrothermal (HAM) Analysis Methods
Straube J., Burnett E.
Chapter 7-Manual Analysis Tools
Chapter 8-MOIST: A Numerical Method for Design
Burch D., Tsongas G.
Chapter 9-A Hygrothermal Design Tool for Architects and Engineers (WUFI ORNL/IBP)
Kuenzel H., Karagiozis A., Holm A.
Chapter 10-A Look to the Future
Paper ID: MNL40-EB