Basics Heat and moisture transfer – thermal insulation

Heat, heat transport, thermal insulation

This chapter deals with the basic terms relating to heat and heat transport. The use of these terms, and their application in constructions in practice are covered in Chapter 3, ‘Heat and vapour transport in practice’.

In addition to the basic principles, this chapter also includes information on heat resistance and the effect of temperature in constructions, as well as the phenomena of heat accumulation, thermal bridges and thermal stress.

Moisture, moisture transport, condensation

This chapter deals with the basic terms relating to moisture, condensation and moisture transport in constructions and similar objects. The subject matter is illustrated using practical examples.

Heat and moisture transport in practice

Using descriptions of prototypes of constructions and practical examples, this chapter gives an overview of the most important aspects of heat and moisture transport in various real-life constructions.