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An alternative method for evaluating the air tightness of building components
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2013 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 67, 82-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this study, an alternative and general approach is advanced to evaluate the air leakage area and air infiltration rate in building envelope components such as exterior/internal walls and floors. In this method, the leakage area is determined with the help of acoustical and physical methods by measuring the sound reduction index of the building. The air flow rate through air leaks is determined with the help of leakage area and pressure difference over the floor/wall. The heat losses and convective moisture rate through leaks in the building are subsequently evaluated with the help of the calculated air infiltration rate.

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2013. Vol. 67, 82-86 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82628DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.05.007ISI: 000324719300008OAI: diva2:662573
Available from: 2013-11-07 Created: 2013-11-05 Last updated: 2013-11-07Bibliographically approved

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