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    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

    Convective Mass Transfer Coefficients for Gypsum and Wood Paneling

    Modified Inverted Cup Test Method for Evaluating Moisture Penetration through Construction Materials

    Concrete Hygrothermal Properties and the Influence of Their Variability on Moisture Movement in Concrete Walls

    Measurement of Water Permeability of Roof Tiles and Influence of Entrapped Air

    Assessment of Energy Rating of Polyurethane Spray Foam Walls: Procedure and Interim Results

    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

    Effect of Embedded Seams on Tested Water Vapor Transport Properties of Low Permeance Materials

    A New Testing Method to Evaluate the Relative Drying Performance of Different Building Envelope Systems Using Water Trays in Stud Cavities as Moisture Source

    Use of Fiber Optic and Electrical Resistance Sensors for Monitoring Moisture Movement in Building Stones Subjected to Simulated Climatic Conditions

    Uncertainty Analysis in Hygrothermal Measurements and Its Effect on Experimental Conclusions

    Sensitivity of Hygrothermal Analysis to Uncertainty in Rain Data

    Proposed Modifications for Models of Heat Transfer Problems Involving Partially Melted Phase Change Processes

    Setting Realistic Design Indoor Conditions for Residential Buildings by Vapor Pressure Difference

    Compact Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems: Should They be Vented?

    Role of Vapor Barrier in Wood-Frame Stucco Wall in Various North American Climates: Observations from Hygrothermal Simulation

    Experimental Assessment of Hygrothermal Properties of Wood-Frame Wall Assemblies—Moisture Content Calibration Curve for OSB Using Moisture Pins

    Drying Response of Wood-Frame Construction: Laboratory and Modeling

    Tests of a Novel Ceiling Panel for Maintaining Space Relative Humidity by Moisture Transfer from an Aqueous Salt Solution

    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