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A Method for Concrete Building Components’ Hygrothermal Analysis - The Computational Tool ΥΜΘΥΣ

Christina Giarma(1*)

(1) Laboratory of Building Construction and Building Physics, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), Greece
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In this paper a method for the calculation of simultaneous heat and vapor transfer inside single-layered concrete building components is presented. Specifically, the physical background of this method is outlined and its mathematical core is presented. Furthermore, the computational tool ΥΜΘΥΣ, which is the software implementation of the proposed method, is analytically presented (input/ output data). Finally, the accuracy of the proposed method’s results is verified through their comparison with the results of a widely accepted hygrothermal analysis tool.
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Heat Transfer; Moisture Transfer; Concrete Components; Hygrothermal Calculations

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