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Building Physics: Heat, Air and Moisture

Hens, Hugo

Building Physics: Heat, Air and Moisture

Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises. (incl. E-BOOK as PDF)

3., revised Edition - September 2017
  • ca 330 pages
  • ca 49 figures
  • ca 63 tables
  • Softcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-3-433-03199-5

Bundle: Print + ebook

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Table of contents

Introduction

0.1 Subject of the book

0.2 Building physics

0.3 Importance of building physics

0.4 History of Building Physics

0.5 Units and symbols

1 Heat transfer

1.1 Overview

1.2 Conduction

1.2.1 Conservation of energy

1.2.2 Fourier laws

1.2.3 Steady state

1.2.4 Transient regime

1.3 Convection

1.3.1 Heat exchange at a surface

1.3.2 Convective heat transfer

1.3.3 Convection typology

1.3.4 Calculating the convective surface film coefficient

1.3.5 Values for the convective surface film coefficient

1.4 Radiation

1.4.2 Quantities

1.4.3 Reflection, absorption and transmission

1.4.4 Radiant surfaces

1.4.6 Grey bodies

1.4.7 Coloured bodies

1.4.8 Practical formulas

1.5 Applications

1.5.1 Surface film coefficients and reference temperatures

1.5.2 Steady state, one dimension: flat assemblies

1.5.3 Steady state, cylindrical coordinates: pipes

1.5.4 Steady state, two and three dimensions: thermal bridges

1.5.5 Steady state: windows

1.5.7 Transient, periodic: flat assemblies

1.5.8 Heat balances

1.5.8 Transient, periodic: spaces

1.6 Problems

2 Mass transfer

2.1 Generalities

2.1.1 Quantities and definitions

2.1.2 Saturation degrees

2.1.3 Air and moisture transport

2.1.4 Moisture sources

2.1.5 Air, moisture and durability

2.1.6 Link between mass and energy transfer

2.1.7 Conservation of mass

2.2 Air Transfer

2.2.1 Overview

2.2.2 Air pressure differences

2.2.3 Air permeances

2.2.4 Air transfer in open-porous materials

2.2.5 Air flow across permeable layers, apertures, joints, leaks and cavities

2.2.6 Air transfer at building level

2.2.7 Combined heat and air transfer

2.3 Vapour Transfer

2.3.1 Water vapour in the air

2.3.2 Water vapour in open-porous materials

2.3.3 Vapour transfer in the air

2.3.4 Vapour transfer in materials and assemblies

2.3.5 Surface film coefficients for diffusion

2.3.6 Applications

2.4 Moisture Transfer

2.4.1 Overview

2.4.2 Moisture transfer in a pore

2.4.3 Moisture transfer in materials and assemblies

2.4.4 Simplified moisture transfer

2.5 Problems

3 Combined heat, air, moisture transfer

3.1 Overview

3.2 Material and assembly level

3.3 Building Level

3.4 Problems

References

Annex, Problems, Solutions

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PACKAGE: Building Physics

PACKAGE: Performance Based Building

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