Weak thermal points or thermal bridges

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338011
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Translation, National Research Council of Canada; Volume 1143
Physical description38 p.
Subjectthermal movements; thermal conductivity; hygrothermal control; constructions; buildings; Bridges
AbstractThe author describes a large number of tests carried out with various types of wall (dense walls and lightweight panels) in order to assess the importance of thermal bridges and to determine the effectiveness of possible remedies. He shows that the accepted theory used in the calculation of U values is unsatisfactory when estimating surface temperatures. The results obtained can be explained, however, by two simple hypotheses. From these, practical rules are derived by which the effect of a thermal bridge can be estimated, and recommendations are made for reducing this effect.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number777
NPARC number20338011
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Record created2012-07-19
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