Hygrothermal system-performance of a whole building

Mikael Salonvaara (Corresponding Author), Achilles Karagiozis

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Abstract

In this paper the full house hygrothermal performance of an aerated concrete wall system is examined for the hot and humid climate of Miami. The results clearly demonstrated the limited drying potential for the wall system in that climate. The selected exterior thermal insulation strategies and interior vapor control strategies in this study show the critical behavior of the full house with respect to drying initial construction moisture. Moisture related problems such as mold growth are simulated and discussed. From these results moisture control strategies are identified for the whole house hygrothermal performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-787
Number of pages9
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Salonvaara, Mikael ; Karagiozis, Achilles. / Hygrothermal system-performance of a whole building. In: Building and Environment. 2001 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 779-787.
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