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Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about 'sick buildings', thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the move towards more sustainability, have all accelerated the development of a field, which until 35 years ago was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics.

Through the application of existing physical knowledge and the combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical performance of building parts, buildings and the built environment, and translates it into correct design and construction.

This book is the result of thirty years teaching, research and consultancy activity of the author.

The book discusses the theory behind the heat and mass transport in and through building components. Steady and non steady state heat conduction, heat convection and thermal radiation are discussed in depth, followed by typical building-related thermal concepts such as reference temperatures, surface film coefficients, the thermal transmissivity, the solar transmissivity, thermal bridging and the periodic thermal properties. Water vapour and water vapour flow and moisture flow in and through building materials and building components is analyzed in depth, mixed up with several engineering concepts which allow a first order analysis of phenomena such as the vapour balance, the mold, mildew and dust mites risk, surface condensation, sorption, capillary suction, rain absorption and drying. In a last section, heat and mass transfer are combined into one overall model staying closest to the real hygrothermal response of building components, as observed in field experiments.

The book combines the theory of heat and mass transfer with typical building engineering applications. The line from theory to application is dressed in a correct and clear way. In the theory, oversimplification is avoided.

This book is the result of thirty years teaching, research and consultancy activity of the author.

About the Author

Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Hugo S. L. C. Hens, Universität Löwen (K.U. Leuven/Belgien) lehrte Bauphysik von 1975 bis 2003, Gebäudeplanung von 1970 bis 2005 und Technische Gebäudeausrüstung von 1975 bis 1977 sowie von 1990 bis 2008. Bis 1972 war er als Tragwerksplaner für Wohnhäuser, Büro- und Geschossbauten in einem Architekturbüro tätig. Er hat als Autor bzw. Koautor über 150 Artikel und Tagungsbeiträge veröffentlicht und hunderte Schadensgutachten erstellt. Während zehn Jahren koordinierte er die internationale Arbeitsgruppe CIB W40 "Heat and Mass Transfer in Buildings". Von 1986 bis 2008 war er im Rahmen des Forschungsprogramms "Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems" der Internationalen Energieagentur IEA für die Erarbeitung von Annex 14, Annex 24, Annex 32 und Annex 41 verantwortlich. Er ist Mitglied der American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Table of Contents

PREFACE

THE THEORY OF HEAT TRANSFER

Overview

Conduction

Convection

Radiation

Applications

Problems

References and Literature

THE THEORY OF MASS TRANSFER

Overview

Air transfer

Vapour transfer

Moisture transfer

Problems

References and Literature

COMBINED HEAT, AIR AND MOISTURE TRANSFER

Overview

Assumptions

Solution

Conservation Laws

Flow equations

Equations of state

Starting, boundary and contact conditions

Two examples of simplified models

References and Literatur

Product Details

ISBN:
9783433030271
Author:
Hens, Hugo
Publisher:
Ernst & Sohn
Author:
Hens, Hugo S. L. C.
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Constructional Physics
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Publication Date:
20120919
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
240 x 15 x 170 mm 20 oz

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