151-8015-00L  Moisture Transport in Porous Media

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Carmeliet, O. Dorostkar, A. Kubilay, X. Zhou
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures; concepts of hygrothermal damage analysis and local urban climate prediction; experimental determination of moisture transport properties.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures
- Knowledge of experimental determination of moisture transport properties analysis
- Application of knowledge to hygrothermal damage cases and local urban climate
Content1. Introduction
Moisture damage: problem statement
Durability

2. Moisture Transport
Description of moisture transport
Determination of moisture transport properties
Liquid transport in cracked media

3. Hygrothermal analysis: case studies
Heat and mass transport in street canyon, urban microclimate and mitigation measures
Moisture durability analysis of inside insulation: mould growth, wood rot and frost damage
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online (http://www.carmeliet.ethz.ch/).
LiteratureAll material is provided online (http://www.carmeliet.ethz.ch/)