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Author(s): Ana Guimarães
J. M. P. Q. Delgado
V. P. de Freitas
Title: Rising Damp in Walls: Evaluation of the Level Achieved by the Damp Front
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Treating rising damp in the walls of historical buildings is complex because moisture transfer into the walls of old buildings in direct contact with the ground leads to the migration of soluble salts. This work analyzes rising damp using concepts and methods of unsaturated moisture flow theory, and a numerical validation study. A simple analytical model describes the rising damp front for the simplified situation of a monolithic wall. The influence of wall thickness, boundary conditions, wall composition, and material properties, such as porosity and sorptivity, are analyzed in detail.
Subject: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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