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Author(s): N. M. M. Ramos
J. M. P. Q. Delgado
V. P. de Freitas
Title: Influence of finishing coatings on hygroscopic moisture buffering in building elements
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper reports the results of an extensive experimental characterization of the sorption isotherms, vapour permeability and Moisture Buffer Value (MBV) of finishing solutions that are commonly applied on buildings interior surfaces. The experimental and analytical procedures followed either international standards or well-established methodologies, supporting an innovative analysis of coated renders moisture behaviour. The results support the discussion on the relevance of finishing materials contribution to a rooms hygroscopic inertia, and the influence of finishing coatings on that contribution. A renewed interest on the influence of hygroscopic inertia in the moderation of relative humidity variation was the main motivation for this study.
Subject: Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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