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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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Hygrothermal behaviour and occupant comfort in modern earth buildings

M.R. Hall and S. Casey,     University of Nottingham, UK

Abstract:

This chapter starts by introducing the subject of hygrothermal behaviour and some of the key scientific concepts underpinning this. This includes the transport and storage of both heat and moisture in porous construction materials and, more specifically, the hygrothermal behaviour of these materials including all relevant functional properties. The approach to numerically modelling this behaviour is explained, along with the key commercial packages currently in use. Detailed discussion of the hygrothermal behaviour of rammed earth materials is presented along with results from several recent and current ...

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