Project

The impact of climate change on the durability of wall constructions

Duration
01 January 2018 → 31 December 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Architectural design
    • Architecture
    • Art studies and sciences
    • Interior architecture
  • Engineering and technology
    • Architectural engineering
    • Architecture
    • Building engineering
    • Interior architecture
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
Keywords
climate change facades hygrothermal simulations frost damage wood decay
 
Project description

For new buildings, renovation, as well as conservation of heritage buildings, hygrothermal simulations may predict the durability of façade constructions. The predominant damage phenomena include frost damage, corrosion, and wood decay, and are mainly affected by temperature, relative humidity and wind driven rain. This project aims to assess the impact of climate change on durability, and develop a simulation protocol.