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Influence Of Material Characteristics Of Concrete And Thermal Insulation On The Service Life Of Exterior Renders

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM090021

Volume

48

Pages

11

Page Range

13 - 23

Published

2009

Size

1,027 kb

Author(s)

J. Maděra, V. Kočí, E. Vejmelková, R. Černý, P. Rovnaníková, M. Ondráček & M. Sedlmajer

Abstract

An assessment of the service life of exterior renders of building structures using combined computational-experimental approach is presented in the paper. In the experimental part, durability of selected renders and concretes is determined in terms of their frost resistance. A diffusion-type model is used for the description of coupled heat and moisture transport aimed at the identification of the number of frost cycles in a real structure. The computational implementation of the model leads to a system of two non-linear partial differential equations with the moisture accumulation function as additional condition. In a practical application of the model, a concrete wall provided with exterior thermal insulation system and both exterior and interior renders is analyzed. The influence of different material composition of building envelope in the service life of exterior renders is analyzed to meet the main objective of the paper. Different types of concrete, thermal insulation materials and renders are under consideration. Conclusions on the most advantageous material composition with respect to the service life of exterior renders are drawn. Keywords: computational analysis, coupled heat and moisture transport, concrete wall, thermal insulation system.

Keywords

computational analysis, coupled heat and moisture transport, concrete wall, thermal insulation system.