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On the crawl space moisture control in buildings

Airaksinen M., Kurnitski J., Seppänen O., 2003
air change | crawlspace | moisture
Bibliographic info: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Engineering, 2003, Vol 9., n° 1, pp 34-58, 19 Fig., 6 Tab., 18 Ref.
Languages: English

The aims of that study were on the one hand to find out how relative humidity can be reduced by optimal selection of ground covers and air change rates, and on the other hand to evaluate the acceptability of achieved moisture conditions by means of mould growth analyses. Two buildings (one relatively warm and the other relatively cold) were studied with the resistance-capacity network model. Simulations of thermal and moisture buffering effects of air change rates and various ground covers were made.


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