Non-contact methods of measuring moisture concentrations in external layers of building partitions. I - The influence of geometrical microstructure on the kinetics of moisture condensation on glass surfaces

Agnieszka J. Klemm, Piotr Klemm, Kazimierz Rozniakowski, Graham H. Galbraith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper presents the results of the larger study on the potential application of laser radiation for the detection of phase transition processes. The proposed experimental method allows a dynamic study of the phenomena without mechanical intervention. This seems to be the best practical solution particularly when the access for the other methods is very restricted. The investigations give an evidence of the strong relationships between the rapid growth of water vapour condensate and the roughness of the surface. Condensation process therefore can be modified by a careful design of the geometrical structure of surface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1220
Number of pages6
JournalBuilding and Environment: the International Journal of Building Science and its Applications
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

Fingerprint

condensation
Condensation
microstructure
Moisture
glass
moisture
contact
Glass
kinetics
Microstructure
Kinetics
Laser radiation
condensate
phase transition
Water vapor
roughness
water vapor
laser
Surface roughness
Phase transitions

Keywords

  • moisture condensation
  • laser technology
  • phase transition processes
  • built environment

Cite this

@article{623962d5636a491fb415f0bb93857797,
title = "Non-contact methods of measuring moisture concentrations in external layers of building partitions. I - The influence of geometrical microstructure on the kinetics of moisture condensation on glass surfaces",
abstract = "This paper presents the results of the larger study on the potential application of laser radiation for the detection of phase transition processes. The proposed experimental method allows a dynamic study of the phenomena without mechanical intervention. This seems to be the best practical solution particularly when the access for the other methods is very restricted. The investigations give an evidence of the strong relationships between the rapid growth of water vapour condensate and the roughness of the surface. Condensation process therefore can be modified by a careful design of the geometrical structure of surface.",
keywords = "moisture condensation, laser technology, phase transition processes, built environment",
author = "Klemm, {Agnieszka J.} and Piotr Klemm and Kazimierz Rozniakowski and Galbraith, {Graham H.}",
year = "2002",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00126-3",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "1215--1220",
journal = "Building and Environment: the International Journal of Building Science and its Applications",
issn = "0360-1323",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Non-contact methods of measuring moisture concentrations in external layers of building partitions. I - The influence of geometrical microstructure on the kinetics of moisture condensation on glass surfaces

AU - Klemm, Agnieszka J.

AU - Klemm, Piotr

AU - Rozniakowski, Kazimierz

AU - Galbraith, Graham H.

PY - 2002/12

Y1 - 2002/12

N2 - This paper presents the results of the larger study on the potential application of laser radiation for the detection of phase transition processes. The proposed experimental method allows a dynamic study of the phenomena without mechanical intervention. This seems to be the best practical solution particularly when the access for the other methods is very restricted. The investigations give an evidence of the strong relationships between the rapid growth of water vapour condensate and the roughness of the surface. Condensation process therefore can be modified by a careful design of the geometrical structure of surface.

AB - This paper presents the results of the larger study on the potential application of laser radiation for the detection of phase transition processes. The proposed experimental method allows a dynamic study of the phenomena without mechanical intervention. This seems to be the best practical solution particularly when the access for the other methods is very restricted. The investigations give an evidence of the strong relationships between the rapid growth of water vapour condensate and the roughness of the surface. Condensation process therefore can be modified by a careful design of the geometrical structure of surface.

KW - moisture condensation

KW - laser technology

KW - phase transition processes

KW - built environment

U2 - 10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00126-3

DO - 10.1016/S0360-1323(01)00126-3

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 1215

EP - 1220

JO - Building and Environment: the International Journal of Building Science and its Applications

JF - Building and Environment: the International Journal of Building Science and its Applications

SN - 0360-1323

IS - 12

ER -