Monitoring the Thermal Performance of the Above-Grade Portion of Basement Walls with Exterior Insulation

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-815
Physical description37 p.
SubjectBasements and foundations; Insulation
AbstractThis work is an extension of the project ?Exterior Insulation Basement Systems' ?EIBS?, a joint research project initiated by Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Expanded Polystyrene Association of Canada, Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association, Owens Corning Inc. and Roxul Inc. This project assesses the in situ performance ? above and below grade - of several exterior insulation specimens.The experimental set-up and instrumentation and data collection have been completed. The analysis indicated that the heat flows from below-grade to above-grade portion of the basement wall to outdoors in cold weather. As well, the majority of heat loss through steel studs on the east wall appears to be above-grade. Therefore, a three-dimensional heat transfer analysis has been undertaken and heat loss analysis must be extended above grade and past the guards, in order to assess the magnitude of these heat flows.In the summer of 1997, additional thermocouples set were placed above grade and at the guard locations at the south end of each east and west walls at Test Hut #1. This internal report concerns the analysis of this additional data. This project is outside the scope of the original EIBS project.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-10094
NPARC number20386185
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Record identifierf8125bd7-a681-4a6b-b5e4-a0a213e94637
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-06-14
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