Evaluation of the Influence of Wind-Driven Rain on Moisture in Cellular Concrete Wall Boards
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University of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Str. Licealna 9, 65-417, Zielona Góra, Poland
Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, 95/97 Sidorska Str. Biala Podlaska 21-500, Poland
Brest State Technical University, 267 Moskovskaya Str. Brest 224017, Belarus
Białystok University of Technology, 45E Wiejska Str. Bialystok 15-351, Poland
Online publication date: 2017-09-09
Publication date: 2017-08-01
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2017;22(3):509–519
The non-stationary moisture level of a cellular concrete wall board in a heated utility building located in the northern part of the town of Brest (Belarus), depending on the climatic influence, was assessed in this work. The results were obtained both in a calculation experiment and a physical test. It was observed that the main reason for the high moisture levels in cellular concrete is wind-driven rain intensifying the process of free capillary moisture transfer. A comparative analysis of the results of the physical test and the calculation experiment showed that the THSS software elaborated by the authors was able to predict the actual moisture levels of the shielding structure under study accurately enough when precise data concerning the thermal and physical characteristics of the materials as well as the occurring climatic influences were submitted.
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