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

Catalogue data

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

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/)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Carmeliet, O. Dorostkar, A. Kubilay, X. Zhou
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).

Learning materials

Main linkLectures material can be found on Moodle. Further information on the Chair's website.
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151-8015-00 GMoisture Transport in Porous Media
No course on 21.10. 2019 (seminar week).
2 hrs
Mon10-12HIL E 6 »
J. Carmeliet, O. Dorostkar, A. Kubilay, X. Zhou


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Offered in

Architecture BachelorTechnology in ArchitectureWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Materials and MechanicsWInformation