Determination of Maximum Moisture Zone on Enclosing Structures

  • Vladimir GagarinEmail author
  • Vladimir Kozlov
  • Kirill Zubarev
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


Engineering methods of determining the position of the maximum moisture zone in enclosing structures have been theoretically justified. Calculation formulas have been determined with the use of moisture potential. This method has been used for studying positions of the maximum moisture zones in a enclosing structure wall made of aerated concrete blocks, with facade composite thermal insulation, external plaster with various layer thicknesses. It has been calculated that with the thermal insulation thickness over 37 cm the maximum moisture zone is located in the internal layer of the aerated concrete blockwork. The phenomenon has been called “the over-insulation effect”.


Enclosing structures Moisture potential Maximum moisture zones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Gagarin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vladimir Kozlov
    • 1
  • Kirill Zubarev
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of Building Physics (NIISF RAACS)MoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.HVAC DepartmentMoscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE)MoscowRussian Federation

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