Towards whole building moisture modelling of the impacts of short duration moisture release

Anastasios Markopoulos, Paul Strachan, Nicolas Kelly, P.H. Baker

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Considerable progress has been made in the field of building simulation for combined heat, air and mass transfer processes occurring in the indoor
environment, yet concerns persists over the reliability and suitability of moisture property data integrated into available tools and the approaches taken in modelling physical phenomena. Particular interest lies in predicting the impact of indoor moisture production schemes and sources observed in housing, linked to occupant activity. To this end, the work included in this paper includes activities to verify and develop the capabilities of the building
simulation tool ESP-r in modelling indoor environmental conditions resulting from occupantrelated moisture production. The activities include modelling a realistic scenario taken from IEA Annex 41, a laboratory based experiment focused on shortduration, high moisture loading pulses and the development of a moisture release model associated with the passive drying of clothes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2013
Event13th Building Simulation Conference, BS2013 - Chambéry, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201328 Aug 2013


Conference13th Building Simulation Conference, BS2013


  • moisture simulation models
  • moisture measurement
  • moisture monitoring
  • Building performance
  • building control


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