Use of simulation tool to assess hygrothermal response of wood frame building envelopes in Taiwan

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Conference12th Conference on Building Science and Technology: 07 May 2009, Montreal, QC
Pages112; # of pages: 12
SubjectHygrothermal properties
AbstractIn Canada wood frame exterior building envelope construction is widely used. However, this type of building envelope construction is not traditionally used in Taiwan. This paper presents result from a research project that investigated the hygrothermal (i.e. moisture and thermal) performance of the wood frame exterior building envelope construction practices in Taichung (Taiwan). This has been done using a two-dimensional hygrothermal simulation tool. The first series of simulations was conducted for exterior building envelope constructions that had no air leakage. Thereafter, selected simulations were also conducted with air leakage through the exterior building envelope. The outputs from the simulations have been analyzed with the help of a moisture response indicator called RHT index. Simulation results indicate the relative performances and suitability of different types wood frame building envelope constructions in Taichung (Taiwan).
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: L'application d'outils de simulation pour estimer la réponse hygrothermique d'enveloppes à ossature de bois à Taïwan
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NRC number51216
NPARC number20373993
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