Eleven peer-reviewed papers provide the latest research and standards development activities to assure the reliable, consistent, and meaningful measurement of heat-air-moisture transport through building materials.
Topics cover the importance and necessity of reliably measured hygrothermal material properties and the individual material properties. Some papers identify the need for improvement in existing standards and others point towards new measurement techniques and corresponding standards.
Improved Suction Technique for the Characterization of Construction Materials
Hansen K., Thygesen L.
Water Vapor Transmission Measurement and Significance of Corrections
Kumaran K., Lackey J., Mukhopadhyaya P., van Reenen D.
Moisture Buffer Value of Building Materials
Ojanen T., Peuhkuri R., Rode C., Svennberg K., Time B.
Effects of Drying Conditions, Phase Transformations, and Carbonation Reactions on Measurements of Sorption Isotherms of Building Materials
Atchley J., Childs P., Desjarlais A., Wilkes K.
Evaluation of Functional Approaches to Describe the Moisture Diffusivity of Building Materials
Grunewald J., Plagge R., Scheffler G.
Determination of Equilibrium Moisture Content of Building Materials: Some Practical Difficulties
Kumaran M., Mukhopadhyaya P., Normandin N.
Inputs and Analyses: An End User's Perspective of Heat-Air-Moisture Data
Decareau C., Kan L., Piñon J.
The Effect of Air Flow on Measured Heat Transport through Wall Cavity Insulation
Graves R., Yarbrough D.
The Effect of Vertical Distribution of Water Permeability on the Modeled Neutralization Process in Concrete Walls
Harada K., Hokoi S., Kishimoto Y., Takada S.
Paper ID: STP1495-EB