Measured temperature and moisture conditions in the roof attic of a one-and-a-half story house

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Abstract

Temperature and moisture measurements were made in a ventilated attic on a house with 200 mm mineral wool insulation. The measurements showed that 1) solar radiation had a great effect on the temperature in the attic; 2) moisture content reached a level below the risk of mold formation – no mold was seen. The measurements were compared with simulations for insulation thickness from 50 to 500 mm. The calculations indicated that the temperature was nearly the same when the attic was insulated with 200 to 500 mm; hence increased insulation was not a problem. The important assumption was that the roof was constructed with a moisture barrier.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume132
Pages (from-to)789-794
Number of pages6
ISSN1876-6102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - The Electro Building at Gløshaugen campus, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 11
http://www.ntnu.edu/web/nsb2017/home
http://www.ntnu.edu/nsb2017

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Conference11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
Number11
LocationThe Electro Building at Gløshaugen campus, NTNU
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period11/06/201714/06/2017
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Roofs
Insulation
Moisture
Mineral wool
Solar radiation
Temperature

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Publikationen er tilgængelig via konferencens hjemmeside. Artiklerne forventes at blive udgivet i Energy Procedia og synlige i ScienceDirect.com omkring oktober 2017. Herefter vil data blive opdateret på artiklen.

Keywords

  • Moisture design
  • Roof attic
  • Thermal insulation
  • Measurements
  • Simulations

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Measured temperature and moisture conditions in the roof attic of a one-and-a-half story house. / Nielsen, Anker; Morelli, Martin.

In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 132, 2017, p. 789-794.

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