Heat and moisture buffering capacity of massive wood construction
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, 1-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The heat and moisture buffering effect of a massive wood structure directly exposed to an indoorclimate is investigated. An in-situ measurement campaign has been carried out in a massive woodmulti-storey building in Stockholm, and interesting issues are the quantification of heat andmoisture storage capacities of such structures. The aim is to present a clear insight in the heat andhumidity interaction between an indoor exposed massive wood construction and an indoor climate.A website is available (http://www.byv.kth.se/vetenskapsstaden), where hourly updated results canbe followed. The results show evidences that large areas of exposed massive wood might contributeto buffer the indoor temperature variations and at least retard the heat migration to the outdoor. Themoisture buffering capacity of massive wood wall during diurnal humidity fluctuation of an indoorclimate is believed to be a surface phenomenon and further research is needed in this way.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 1-6 p.
Massive wood structure, In-situ measurements, Thermal comfort, Heat buffering capacity, Moisture buffering capacity, Heat storage, Moisture storage
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6479DiVA: diva2:11202
QC 201008252006-11-302006-11-302010-08-25Bibliographically approved