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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Stochastic Modeling of Moisture Supply in Dwellings based on Moisture Production and Moisture Buffering Capacity

Simon Pallin, Pär Johansson, Carl-Eric Hagentoft

Abstract: The indoor moisture production is of great interest when simulating the indoor air humidity. Surface materials in an apartment will buffer some of the moisture produced depending on the features of the materials. Monte Carlo simulation of stochastically chosen moisture production rates in dwellings coupled to the moisture buffering capacity of surface materials, the ventilation rates and the outdoor climate define the moisture supply in a dwelling. The resulting distribution and variation of the indoor moisture supply are critical when designing moisture safe and durable buildings.
Pages: 366 - 373