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Krus, M and Kilian, R and Sedlbauer, K (2007) Mould growth prediction by computational simulation on historic buildings. In: Museum Microclimates. National Museum of Denmark. ISBN 978-87-7602-080-4


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Historical buildings are often renovated with a high expenditure of time and money without investigating and considering the causes of the damages. In many cases historic buildings can only be maintained by changing their usage. This change of use may influence the interior climate enormously. To assess the effect on the risk of mould growth on building parts or historic monuments, a predictive model has been developed recently, describing the hygrothermal behaviour of the spore. It allows for the first time to employ the changing surface temperatures and RH for the prediction of mould growth. The calculational assessment of mould growth allows the handling of problems which until now could not be solved with simple estimations or with reasonable metrological expense. The success of refurbishment measures can thus be determined in regard to the risk of mould growth. Calculations for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam show the possibilities of this model.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic building; Mould; Risk factors; Computational simulation
Subjects: English > Damage functions > Biological damage
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 14:06
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 10:24

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