Interface Influence During the Wetting Process

  • João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • António C. Azevedo
  • Ana S. Guimarães
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


As it was previously said moisture damage is one of the most important pathological causes of building materials and components. A moisture measuring device based on a non-destructive method of gamma rays attenuation allows measuring this damage to broaden concepts in building physics related to moisture transfer; study the influence of the interface between layers in moisture transfer; analyse the influence of gravity on absorption and drying of different types of building materials; study the kinetics of absorption and drying of walls of one or more layers; analyse the importance of the temperature gradient in the movement of moisture; and calculate the coefficient of water diffusivity of some building materials, etc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • António C. Azevedo
    • 2
  • Ana S. Guimarães
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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