Benchmarking hygrothermal tools with full-scale laboratory drying experiments

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ConferenceBuilding Physics Symposium: 29 October 2008, Leuven, Belgium
Pages14; # of pages: 4
SubjectHygrothermal, drying, laboratory, moisture, performance, experiments, modeling; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractThis paper presents a series of drying experiments on oriented strand board (OSB) alone or in combination with different sheathing membranes designed to benchmark the hygrothermal simulation model called ?hygIRC?. It also presents preliminary results from a series of simulations in which the shape of the drying curve and the time taken to establish the equilibrium moisture content are determined and compared with the experimental results. This was one of several steps undertaken in a broader benchmarking exercise to validate the model and its implementation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50812
NPARC number20378155
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