A method for blind validation of hygrothermal calculation tools

Solof Mundt Petersen, Lars-Erik Harderup

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Abstract

The use of hygrothermal calculation tools for dimensional purposes in the design phase is common. However, used tools are usually not blindly verified in real, on-site conditions.
This paper present a method for verification of hygrothermal calculation tools for real-life, situations. In the method calculations become carried out before the measurement results are known, i.e. by blind calculations, which afterwards are compared with measurements.
The main conclusion is that blind validations are reliable since intentional or unintentional adjustments of calculated results, to obtain better correlations to the measured values, are impossible. Other positive effect is that information about how the user perceives the tool could be found since the blind calculations are similar to the designer situation in daily work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings XIII DBMC - XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
EditorsMarco Quattrone, John Vanderley
Pages624-631
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventXIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, 2014 - Sao Paulo - Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 2014 Sep 22014 Sep 5
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferenceXIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, 2014
Abbreviated titleXIII DBMC
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CitySão Paulo
Period2014/09/022014/09/05

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Building Technologies

Keywords

  • Blind validation
  • hygrothermal calculation tool

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