Material characterization models and test methods for historic building materials

Tessa Kvist Hansen, Ruut Hannele Peuhkuri, Eva B. Møller, Søren Peter Bjarløv, Tommy Odgaard

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Predictions of long term hygrothermal performance can be assessed by dynamic hygrothermal simulations, in which material parameters are crucial input. Material parameters for especially historic materials are often unknown; therefore, there is a need to determine important parameters, and simple ways for estimation of these. A case study of a brick wall was used to create and validate a hygrothermal simulation model; a parameter study with five different parameters was performed on this model to determine decisive parameters. Furthermore, a clustering technique has been proposed to estimate decisive parameters through simple testing of interrelated parameters that are easier to determine.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)315-320
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 11


Conference11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics


  • Historic building materials
  • Hygrothermal simulations
  • Moisture
  • Material characterization
  • Test methods


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