Development and benchmarking of a new hygrothermal model

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Conference11th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components: 11 May 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
Pages18; # of pages: 8
SubjectHAMFit, HAM, hygrothermal modeling, building envelope model; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractThis paper presents a new hygrothermal model (HAMFit) for simulating the transport of heat, air and moisture across building envelopes. The model is based on partial differential equations solved simultaneously for air velocity, temperature, and moisture distributions for given interior and exterior conditions using finite-element-based commercial software called COMSOL Multiphysics and MatLab. The model is benchmarked using internationally-published numerical model test cases.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50286
NPARC number20377926
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