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An integrated zonal model to predict transient indoor humidity distribution

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An integrated zonal model to predict transient indoor humidity distribution

Zhao, Hui (2004) An integrated zonal model to predict transient indoor humidity distribution. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Indoor air humidity has been recognized as an important environmental parameter, which can greatly affect the quality of indoor environment, durability of building construction component and interior furnishings, building energy consumption and the state of occupants as well as their health. Until recently, most of existing indoor humidity evaluation models were strictly based on the mass balance between humidity generation rate and humidity dilution by air leakage, ignoring moisture absorption and desorption by interior surface. This could lead to considerable inaccuracy in the predicted humidity level. To investigate the impact of building material moisture adsorption and desorption on indoor air humidity and predict humidity distribution in a room, a zonal model was integrated with building material moisture transfer model. This integrated zonal model was developed based on the conservation of air mass, energy and water vapor mass. The model was applied to a room with forced or natural convection airflow. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zhao, Hui
Pagination:xv, 103 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Haghighat, F
ID Code:8148
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:16
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:16
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