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Title: Design tools

Author: TenWolde, Anton; Bomberg, Mark T.;

Date: 2009

Source: Moisture control in buildings : the key factor in mold prevention: chapter 10. 2nd ed. West Conshohocken, PA : ASTM International, c2009: p. 128-138: ISBN: 9780803170049 (hc): 0803170041.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Overall, despite the lack of exact input data, the use of design tools, including models, is much superior to the simple following of rules of thumbs, and a moisture analysis should be standard procedure for any building envelope design. Exceptions can only be made for buildings in the same climate, similar occupancy, and similar envelope construction. This chapter provides guidance in the use of steady-state, manual methods, and an introduction to mathematical models. A more detailed discussion of mathematical models and modeling is provided in ASTM MNL40, Moisture Analysis and Condensation Control in Building Envelopes. Models are still under development and the user is encouraged to consult the various references before starting the use of models.

Keywords: Moisture, buildings, environmental engineering, humidity control, building moisture, wooden buildings, dampness in buildings, weathering, wood moisture, dwellings, airtightness, wooden-frame houses, mathematical models, heating, ventilation, cold, low temperature, rainfall, heat transmission, ventilation control, moisture control, moisture content, moisture content of wood in service, exposure tests, performance testing, water vapor, durability, airtightness

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TenWolde, Anton; Bomberg, Mark T. 2009. Design tools. In: Moisture control in buildings : the key factor in mold prevention: chapter 10. 2nd ed. West Conshohocken, PA : ASTM International, c2009: p. 128-138: ISBN: 9780803170049 (hc): 0803170041.

 


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