1-D hygIRC: a simulation tool for modeling heat, air and moisture movement in exterior walls

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ConferenceBuilding Science Insight 2003 - Effective Moisture Control In Light Frame Walls of Low-Rise Buildings: 07 October 2003, 15 Cities across Canada
Pages110; # of pages: 10
SubjectMoisture performance
Abstract1-D hygIRC is a user-friendly one-dimensional version of IRC's hygIRC, a state-of-the-art hygrothermal computer model (see Construction Innovation 8:3). The basic component modules compresing 1-D hygIRC are the recently benchmarked hygIRC solver, a climate database containing 30 to 40 years of hourly weather data for 19 Canadian and 6 US cities; a materials database containing the hygrothermal properties of 80 common construction materials as measured at IRC; a building envelope design tool integrated with the material properties database; and models to derive interior temperature and relative humidity conditions (see Figure 1). 1-D hygIRC also provides the user with easy-to-use tools for output analysis. Optional provisions have also been made for users to specify their own weather, interior conditions, or material property data, if they wish to investigate other parameters than those provided.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: hygIRC 1-D: un outil de simulation pour la modélisation des flux de chaleur, d'air et d'humidité dans les murs extérieurs
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NRC number46896
NPARC number20378419
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