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Condensation risks in bulk insulation in hot and mixed climates


Lee, T and Lyons, P and Dewsbury, M, Condensation risks in bulk insulation in hot and mixed climates, Humidity Issues in Australian Climates Workshop Abstracts, 03 August 2016, Sydney (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Review the performance of faced bulk insulation (i.e. using pliable building membranes) in hot, tropical and mixed climates. In particular analyse the correct positioning of the pliable building membrane for installation and apply simulation to analyse the potential condensation risks of using both faced and plain bulk insulation materials. Present special climate files recording Dew Point temperatures for every hour of a climatically indicative year. Readily available files have either Wet Bulb, Relative Humidity or Absolute Moisture Content, none of which are of direct use in condensation studies. Also present results for CSIRO-projected climates in 2030 and 2050.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:condensation, mould, building simulation, climate data
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Building
Research Field:Building information modelling and management
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction design
Objective Field:Commercial construction design
UTAS Author:Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)
ID Code:116504
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-05-11
Last Modified:2017-05-11
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