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Watertightness of masonry walls: an overview

Nathan Van Den Bossche UGent, Michael Lacasse and Arnold Janssens UGent (2011) 12th international conference on durability of building materials and components, Proceedings. 1. p.49-56
abstract
Masonry walls are commonly used in a range of different climates and there has emerged over the years a consensus amongst building practitioners that, if correctly installed and adequately maintained, masonry walls clearly achieve adequate long-term performance. Two key features of masonry walls contribute in providing acceptable performance by mitigating the effects of wind-driven rain: the evident capacity of the exterior masonry to absorb and store rainfall; an open cavity behind the exterior masonry cladding to drain infiltrated water. Recent European trends in respect to energy conservation have building practitioners considering applying spray-in-place insulation to fill the open cavity in walls. As well, there is an emerging interest in low energy wood frame construction for moderate climates such as those of North-western Europe. Such construction would incorporate brick veneer cladding with reduced space behind the cladding. Knowing the degree of water infiltration of brick masonry walls might help provide a useful estimate of moisture loads behind the cladding and hence improve HAM-simulations of these new concepts. Extensive research has been carried out over the years to assess the performance of masonry walls systems with regards to watertightness. This paper offers an overview of research on water infiltration through brick masonry walls. Assessment protocols and test methods are discussed and where possible test data amongst the different methods compared.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
HAM-simulations, Watertightness, masonry, test protocols
in
12th international conference on durability of building materials and components, Proceedings
editor
Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
volume
1
pages
49 - 56
publisher
FEUP Edições
place of publication
Porto, Portugal
conference name
12th International conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components (XII DBMC - 2011)
conference location
Porto, Portugal
conference start
2011-04-12
conference end
2011-04-15
ISBN
9789727521326
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1847258
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1847258
date created
2011-06-29 15:55:50
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:15
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Chicago
Van Den Bossche, Nathan, Michael Lacasse, and Arnold Janssens. 2011. “Watertightness of Masonry Walls: An Overview.” In 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Proceedings, ed. Vasco Peixoto de Freitas, 1:49–56. Porto, Portugal: FEUP Edições.
APA
Van Den Bossche, N., Lacasse, M., & Janssens, A. (2011). Watertightness of masonry walls: an overview. In Vasco Peixoto de Freitas (Ed.), 12th international conference on durability of building materials and components, Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 49–56). Presented at the 12th International conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components (XII DBMC - 2011), Porto, Portugal: FEUP Edições.
Vancouver
1.
Van Den Bossche N, Lacasse M, Janssens A. Watertightness of masonry walls: an overview. In: Peixoto de Freitas V, editor. 12th international conference on durability of building materials and components, Proceedings. Porto, Portugal: FEUP Edições; 2011. p. 49–56.
MLA
Van Den Bossche, Nathan, Michael Lacasse, and Arnold Janssens. “Watertightness of Masonry Walls: An Overview.” 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Proceedings. Ed. Vasco Peixoto de Freitas. Vol. 1. Porto, Portugal: FEUP Edições, 2011. 49–56. Print.