Discusses basic physical features of combined energy and moisture flow in porous building material. Discusses mathematical and physical structure of these dynamic processes in terms of local thermodynamic equilibrium, flows induced by gradients in intensive state variables and conservation of energy, moisture and other components. Gives conditions for thermodynamic equilibrium, discusses peculiarities of pore-water tension, and problems concerning energy flow. Deals with the causes of hysteresis and the complications due to hysteresis.
Fundamentals of moisture and energy flow in capillary-porous building materials
Proc. Int. Seminar on Heat transfer in building, Dubrovnik August 29-September 2 1977, UNESCO, Yugoslavia Int. centre for heat mass transfer