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SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Interface Influence on Moisture Transport in Building Components

The Wetting Process

Authors: Delgado, João, Azevedo, António C., Guimarães, Ana S.

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The knowledge of moisture migration inside building materials and construction building components is decisive for the way they behave when in use. The durability, waterproofing, degrading aspect and thermal behaviour of these materials are strongly influenced by the existence of moisture within their interior, which provoke changes in their normal performance, something that is normally hard to predict. Due to the awareness of this problem, the scientific community have per-formed various studies about the existence of moisture inside porous materials. The complex aspects of moisture migration phenomenon tended to encompass monolithic building elements, since the existence of joints or layers contributes to the change of moisture transfer along the respective building element that contribute to the change of mass transfer law. The presentation of an experimental analyses concerning moisture transfer in the interface of material that makes up masonry is described in such a way as to evaluate the durability and/or avoid building damages.

In this work it was analysed, during the wetting process, the influence of different types of interface, commonly observed in masonry, such as: perfect con-tact, joints of cement mortar, lime mortar, and the air space interface. The results allow the calculation of the hygric resistance. With these results, it is possible to use any advanced hygrothermal simulation program to study the water transport in building elements, considering different interfaces and their hygric resistance.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30802-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interface Influence on Moisture Transport in Building Components
Book Subtitle
The Wetting Process
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30803-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30803-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-30802-5
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 62
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