Heat-Air-Moisture Transport, 2nd Volume: Measurements and Implications in Buildings

    Mukhopadhyaya Phalguni, Kumaran Mavinkal
    Published: 2010

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    Nineteen peer-reviewed papers present the latest laboratory and applied research activities on heat-air-moisture transport through building materials and envelope systems and their applications in the construction industry. This new publication comprises research by renowned international experts from Asia, Europe and North America.

    The first two sections, Material and Measurement and Test Method and Experiment, discuss the challenges and observations associated with the measurement and performance assessment. The last section, Application and Modeling, deals with various application related issues that are linked to heat-air-moisture transport properties of building materials and building envelope systems.

    Table of Contents

    Vapor Permeability Measurements: Impact of Cup Sealing, Edge Correction, Flow Direction, and Mean Relative Humidity
    Hens H.

    Convective Mass Transfer Coefficients for Gypsum and Wood Paneling
    Iskra C., James C., Simonson C., Talukdar P.

    Modified Inverted Cup Test Method for Evaluating Moisture Penetration through Construction Materials
    Bomberg M., Pazera M.

    Concrete Hygrothermal Properties and the Influence of Their Variability on Moisture Movement in Concrete Walls
    Hokoi S., Kominami K., Matsushita T., Ogura D., Onmura S., Yasui Y.

    Measurement of Water Permeability of Roof Tiles and Influence of Entrapped Air
    Hokoi S., Iba C.

    Assessment of Energy Rating of Polyurethane Spray Foam Walls: Procedure and Interim Results
    Elmahdy H., Maref W., Swinton M., Tariku F.

    Measuring the Impact of Experimental Parameters upon the Estimated Thermal Conductivity of Closed-Cell Foam Insulation Subjected to an Accelerated Aging Protocol: Two-Year Results
    Stovall T.

    Effect of Embedded Seams on Tested Water Vapor Transport Properties of Low Permeance Materials
    Danny F., Indyke D.

    A New Testing Method to Evaluate the Relative Drying Performance of Different Building Envelope Systems Using Water Trays in Stud Cavities as Moisture Source
    Alturkistani A., Fazio P., Mao Q., Rao J.

    Use of Fiber Optic and Electrical Resistance Sensors for Monitoring Moisture Movement in Building Stones Subjected to Simulated Climatic Conditions
    Basheer P., Gomez-Heras M., Grattan K., Smith B., Srinivasan S., Sun T.

    Uncertainty Analysis in Hygrothermal Measurements and Its Effect on Experimental Conclusions
    Burnett E., Shi X.

    Sensitivity of Hygrothermal Analysis to Uncertainty in Rain Data
    Cornick S., Dalgliesh W., Maref W.

    Proposed Modifications for Models of Heat Transfer Problems Involving Partially Melted Phase Change Processes
    Fang Y., Medina M.

    Setting Realistic Design Indoor Conditions for Residential Buildings by Vapor Pressure Difference
    Brown W., Lawton M., Roppel P.

    Compact Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems: Should They be Vented?
    Der Ananian J., Nelson P.

    Role of Vapor Barrier in Wood-Frame Stucco Wall in Various North American Climates: Observations from Hygrothermal Simulation
    Kumaran K., Mukhopadhyaya P., Ping F., van Reenen D.

    Experimental Assessment of Hygrothermal Properties of Wood-Frame Wall Assemblies—Moisture Content Calibration Curve for OSB Using Moisture Pins
    Booth D., Lacasse M., Maref W.

    Drying Response of Wood-Frame Construction: Laboratory and Modeling
    Lacasse M., Maref W.

    Tests of a Novel Ceiling Panel for Maintaining Space Relative Humidity by Moisture Transfer from an Aqueous Salt Solution
    Fauchoux M., Simonson C., Torvi D.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: C16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1519-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8419-0

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7505-1

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