Whole-building Hygrothermal Simulation Model

Carsten Rode, Karl Grau

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An existing integrated simulation tool for dynamic thermal simulation of building was extended with a transient model for moisture release and uptake in building materials. Validation of the new model was begun with comparison against measurements in an outdoor test cell furnished with single materials. Almost quasi-steady, cyclic experiments were used to compare the indoor humidity variation and the numerical results of the integrated simulation tool with the new moisture model. Except for the case with chipboard as furnishing, the predictions of indoor humidity with the detailed model were in good agreement with the measured values.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA S H R A E Transactions
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)572-582
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 Winter Meeting of The ASHRAE - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


Conference2003 Winter Meeting of The ASHRAE
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period01/01/2003 → …

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