Final Report from Task 7 of MEWS Project at the Institute for Research in Construction: Long-Term Performance: Predict the Moisture Management Performance of Wall Systems as a Function of Climate, Material Properties, etc. Through Mathematical Modelling

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-132
Physical description390 p.
SubjectMoisture performance
AbstractThis document is one of the major outcomes from the consortium project called MEWS (Moisture Management in Exterior Wall Systems), carried out at the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) of National Research Council (NRC), Canada. This report deals with the parametric analyses of four different types of wall assemblies in a building envelope. The four types of walls considered are (1) Stucco walls, (2) EIFS walls, (3) Masonry walls, and (4) Siding walls. The parametric analysis was done using IRC's hygrothermal modelling tool hygIRC. hygIRC is a 2-dimensional numerical modelling tool specifically developed for research purposes and it is continuously evolving at the IRC/NRC. The utility and reliability of hygIRC outputs have been established through laboratory measurements and benchmarking exercises.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-15271
NPARC number20386692
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Record identifiera24af07d-7dc2-4880-8212-e9d0e8cd0315
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-07-05
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