moisture movement

moisture movement

1. The process by which moisture moves through a porous medium, such as a wall construction, as a result of differences in vapor pressure.
2. The effects of such movement on the dimensions of a material such as concrete, mortar, cement paste, or rock.
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Therefore, the temperature to produce water vapour is rapidly reached, and the increasing wood permeability are the dominate factors of the controlling moisture movement (Siau 1984, Perre 2007).
A mathematical model for predicting coupled heat and moisture movement in unsaturated soil, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 2(1): 19-34.
The presence of this coating and the well-known hydrophobicity of palm or groundnut oil all acted to reduce the moisture movement slightly.
The moisture movement and heat transfer are highly coupled within the building materials and have an important effect on the overall energy performance of buildings (Kalagasidis 2004; Kunzel et al.
Most of the previous work done on inwards vapor transport aimed at reporting the occurrence of inward moisture movement due to high temperature gradient, and a full set of data had not yet been produced and analyzed.
Think, if you will, of the vast Christmas tree plantations that have been functioning as systems that are reducing greenhouse gases, replacing the carbon with oxygen, regulating moisture movement in the atmosphere and soil, and providing habitat to animals, birds and micro organisms.
Up to 95 percent of the moisture movement into house walls and ceilings is due to moisture "hitchhiking" as part of the air leaking into these spaces (as opposed to vapor diffusion through surface covering materials).
Computer simulations provided information on moisture movement, mechanical properties and crack initiation in foods.
At the heart of the staling process," says Lookhart, "is moisture movement throughout the tortilla via the protein matrix and starch molecules.
A few studies in soil physics made use of Burgers equation for analysis of soil moisture movement (Philip 1974; Clothier et al.