101-0177-00L  Building Physics: Moisture and Durability

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Carmeliet, T. Defraeye
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0177-00 GBuilding Physics: Moisture and Durability
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 24.10 (Seminarwoche Architekten) sowie am 12. und 19.12.2016 (Semesterende).
2 hrs
Mon10-12HIL E 6 »
J. Carmeliet, T. Defraeye

Catalogue data

AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures; concepts of poromechanics and multiscale analysis; analysis of damage cases.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in building and civil engineering materials and structures
- Introduction to concepts of poromechanics and multiscale analysis
- Application of knowledge by the analysis of damage cases
Content1. Introduction
Moisture damage: problem statement

2. Moisture Transport
Description of moisture transport
Determination of moisture transport properties
Transport in cracked materials
Damage and moisture transport in cracked media

3. Poromechanics
Moisture and mechanics: poro-elasticity
Poro-elasticity and salt crystallisation
Poro-elasticity and damage
Case studies

4. Multiscale analysis
Problem statement
Multiscale transport model
Multiscale coupled transport - damage model

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Carmeliet, T. Defraeye
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe test will be oral (15 min.) with a written preparation to the questions (ca. 60 min).

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Architecture MasterConstruction / Building TechnologyWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Materials and MechanicsWInformation