Laboratory tests of window-wall interface details to evaluate the risk of condensation on windows

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1520/JTE103071
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Testing and Evaluation
Volume39
Issue4
Pages137; # of pages: 37
SubjectInsulation, energy retrofit, field testing, wetting and drying, vapour permeance; Building envelope
AbstractThe paper reports on a laboratory evaluation of conditions suitable for the formation of condensation at the window frame perimeter of the interface assembly as a function of both temperature deferential and air leakage rate across the test assembly. A summary of the laboratory test protocol is provided that includes a description of the test set-up and apparatus, fabrication details of the specimen and information on instrumentation and calibration and experimental results for one type of window (flange window). In parallel, preliminary simulation results were presented and compared to those obtained from experiment using the commercially available thermal software BISCO.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53579
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NPARC number20373775
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Record created2012-07-23
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