Potential of existing whole-building simulation tools to assess hygrothermal performance of rammed earth construction

M. Woloszyn, A.-C. Grillet, L. Soudani, J. C. Morel, A. Fabbri

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Abstract

The present paper investigates existing studies on hygrothermal performance of rammedearth constructions. First a short overview of existing simulation tools at whole building level, able to deal with hygrothermal phenomena is presented. Then, existing cases of hygrothermal analysis of rammed earth construction are discussed. Finally, some recommendations are given for hygrothermal simulations of rammed earth constructions at whole building level. It appears clearly that additional researches are needed to analyze and quantify precisely the hygrothermal behavior of rammed earth walls, and their impact on indoor conditions. In parallel, many advanced simulation tools are available, and their use should be encouraged.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRammed Earth Construction - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction, ICREC 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages175-179
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781138027701
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Feb 201513 Feb 2015

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction
Abbreviated titleICREC 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/02/1513/02/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Woloszyn, M., Grillet, A-C., Soudani, L., Morel, J. C., & Fabbri, A. (2015). Potential of existing whole-building simulation tools to assess hygrothermal performance of rammed earth construction. In Rammed Earth Construction - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction, ICREC 2015 (pp. 175-179). CRC Press/Balkema.