Moisture buffering capacity of heavy timber structures directly exposed to an indoor climate: a numerical study
2005 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 40, no 10, 1400-1412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper introduces a hygrothermal model accounting for the moisture and heat transport in a massive wood envelope directly exposed to an indoor climate. A better knowledge of the passive interaction between an indoor climate and a heavy timber structure could lead to presenting an alternative to high air exchange rate, and to increasing the thermal comfort of the inhabitants. So far, the model is developed as a stand-alone application with a finite difference method, and is written in a Neutral Model Format, enabling a later implementation in a modular environment for indoor climate energy calculations, called IDA ICE. A numerical simulation is provided to depict the buffering capacity of a massive timber structure as a function of the air exchange rate and the effective wood wall area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 40, no 10, 1400-1412 p.
Heat transport; Indoor climate; Massive wood wall; Moisture buffering capacity; Moisture transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6481DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.10.017ISI: 000230746000014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-21644464868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6481DiVA: diva2:11204
QC 201008252006-11-302006-11-302011-11-09Bibliographically approved