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Condensation risk assessment on box windows: the effect of the window-wall interface

(2012) JOURNAL OF BUILDING PHYSICS. 36(1). p.35-56
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Windows generally have the lowest temperature index in current building types, and will consequently be the primary location for interior surface condensation. Surface temperatures can easily be calculated using thermal finite-element models, but these generally omit the effect of convection in the windows and the window–wall interface. Hence, there is a need to determine if specific interface details provide potential for condensation on the window components in which air leakage paths may be prominent. The article reports on a laboratory evaluation of condensation risk assessment in a hotbox with varying pressure differences and the introduction of deficiencies. It was concluded that the effect of the type of insulation in the window–wall interface was very low for isobaric boundary conditions, whereas it has a significant effect when pressure differences are applied.
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PERFORMANCE, HOT BOX, SIMULATION, CONVECTION, Condensation, window frames, airtightness, SURFACE CONDENSATION, HEAT-TRANSFER

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Chicago
Maref, Wahid, Nathan Van Den Bossche, Marianne Armstrong, Michael Lacasse, Hakim Elmahdy, and Rock Glazer. 2012. “Condensation Risk Assessment on Box Windows: The Effect of the Window-wall Interface.” Journal of Building Physics 36 (1): 35–56.
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Maref, W., Van Den Bossche, N., Armstrong, M., Lacasse, M., Elmahdy, H., & Glazer, R. (2012). Condensation risk assessment on box windows: the effect of the window-wall interface. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PHYSICS, 36(1), 35–56.
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Maref W, Van Den Bossche N, Armstrong M, Lacasse M, Elmahdy H, Glazer R. Condensation risk assessment on box windows: the effect of the window-wall interface. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PHYSICS. 2012;36(1):35–56.
MLA
Maref, Wahid, Nathan Van Den Bossche, Marianne Armstrong, et al. “Condensation Risk Assessment on Box Windows: The Effect of the Window-wall Interface.” JOURNAL OF BUILDING PHYSICS 36.1 (2012): 35–56. Print.
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  abstract     = {Windows generally have the lowest temperature index in current building types, and will consequently be the primary location for interior surface condensation. Surface temperatures can easily be calculated using thermal finite-element models, but these generally omit the effect of convection in the windows and the window--wall interface. Hence, there is a need to determine if specific interface details provide potential for condensation on the window components in which air leakage paths may be prominent. The article reports on a laboratory evaluation of condensation risk assessment in a hotbox with varying pressure differences and the introduction of deficiencies. It was concluded that the effect of the type of insulation in the window--wall interface was very low for isobaric boundary conditions, whereas it has a significant effect when pressure differences are applied.},
  author       = {Maref, Wahid and Van Den Bossche, Nathan and Armstrong, Marianne and Lacasse, Michael and Elmahdy, Hakim and Glazer, Rock },
  issn         = {1744-2591},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF BUILDING PHYSICS},
  keyword      = {PERFORMANCE,HOT BOX,SIMULATION,CONVECTION,Condensation,window frames,airtightness,SURFACE CONDENSATION,HEAT-TRANSFER},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {35--56},
  title        = {Condensation risk assessment on box windows: the effect of the window-wall interface},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744259111411653},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2012},
}

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