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Applied Building Physics

Hens, Hugo

Applied Building Physics

Boundary Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties

October 2010
  • XIV, 308 pages
  • 101 figures
  • 20 tables
  • Softcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-3-433-02962-6
out of print
 

Table of contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR CONDITIONS

Overview

Outdoor Conditions

Dry bulb (or air) temperature

Solar radiation

Long wave radiation

Relative humidity and (partial water) vapour pressure

Wind

Precipitation and wind-driven rain

Standardized outside climate values

Indoor conditions

Dry bulb (or air) temperature

Relative humidity and (partial water) vapour pressure

Water vapour release indoors

Indoor climate classes

Indoor/outdoor air pressure differentials

PERFORMANCE METRICS AND ARRAYS

Definitions

Functional demands

Performance requirements

Some history

Performance arrays

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND PERFORMANCES AT THE BUILDING LEVEL

Thermal comfort

Health and indoor environmental quality

Energy efficiency

Durability

Life cycle costs

Sustainability

HEAT-AIR-MOISTURE PERFORMANCES AT THE ENVELOPE LEVEL

Introduction

Air-tightness

Thermal transmittance (U)

Transient thermal response

Moisture tolerance

Thermal bridges

Contact coefficients

Hygrothermal stress and strain

Example of performance control: timber-framed walls

HEAT-AIR-MOISTURE MATERIAL PROPERTIES

Introduction

Dry air and water

Building and insulation materials

APPENDIX