Simulation of wind-driven rain effects on the performance of a stucco-clad wall

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ConferenceThermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference: 02 December 2007, Clearwater Beach, FL.
Pages115; # of pages: 15
SubjecthygIRC, HAM, hygrothermal modeling, wind-driven rain; Walls
AbstractThis climate sensitivity study studied the effects of wind-driven rain on a stucco-clad wall using the advanced hygrothermal model, hygIRC. Simulations were made for a number of climatic conditions based on the moisture index (MI) and for amounts of water deposited inside a wall. The moisture index was based on the severity of a given climate in respect to wall assemblies and the degree of wetting and drying to which a wall could potentially be subjected. The failure criteria was the concurrent occurrence of temperature and relative humidity above thresholds of 10oC and 95% respectively, for ninety consecutive days at any location of wood-based material in the wall.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49441
NPARC number20377100
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