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External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)

An Evaluation of Hygrothermal Behaviour

  • Eva Barreira
  • Vasco Peixoto de Freitas

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eva Barreira, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 1-7
  3. Eva Barreira, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 9-21
  4. Eva Barreira, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 23-33
  5. Eva Barreira, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 35-45
  6. Eva Barreira, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    Pages 69-71

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes the hygrothermal behaviour of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), components that increase the thermal efficiency of buildings. Treating a topic that has largely been neglected, it explores the main cause of biological growth within ETICS. The results of two experimental test series are presented: (i) a long-term assessment of four façades covered with ETICS and (ii) an evaluation of the factors affecting the façades’ hygrothermal behaviour. Furthermore, using a previously validated numerical model, it presents a sensitivity analysis of the hygrothermal behaviour of façades coated with ETICS. It also provides a methodology to assess the surface humidification of ETICS, which combines the effect of surface condensation, wind-driven rain and the drying process (three of the most prevalent parameters influencing the surface moisture content), which can then be used as a decision-support tool. ETICS are now frequently used in Europe to improve the thermal efficiency of buildings. Despite their advantages in terms of thermal efficiency, their low cost and their ease of application, these systems are adversely affected by microbiological growth, which causes defacement of cladding. Although the thermal and mechanical performance of the system is not impaired, biological defacement has an enormous aesthetic impact, affecting the inhabitants’ living experience and restricting the full implementation of this technology. External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS): An Evaluation of Hygrothermal Behaviour provides a valuable resource to engineers and architects utilizing ETICS in their work, and for researchers and students interested in the hygrothermal behaviour of ETICS. It is also intended for those employed in industry and manufacturers of ETICS.

Keywords

ETICS Estimation the risk of surface humidification External Thermal Insulation Composite System Hygrothermal Behaviour Decision Support Tool Hygrothermal Behaviour of ETICS Hygrothermal Behaviour of Thermal Insulation In Situ Measurements ETICS Numerical Simulation of Hygrothermal Behaviour Obstacles Effect on ETICS Behaviour

Authors and affiliations

  • Eva Barreira
    • 1
  • Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
    • 2
  1. 1.CONSTRUCT-LFC, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering4200-465 PortoPortugal
  2. 2.CONSTRUCT-LFC, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering4200-465 PortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20382-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20381-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20382-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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