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Title: Investigating Wind-Driven Rain Intrusion in Walls with the CARWASh

Source: Published by ASHRE 2013, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference; 2013; 11 p.

Author(s)Boardman, C.R.; Glass, Samuel V.

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-1B

Abstract: Wind-driven rain provides the primary external moisture load for exterior walls.Water absorption by the cladding, runoff, and penetration through the cladding or at details determine how a wall system performs. In this paper we describe a new laboratory facility that can create controlled outdoor and indoor conditions and use it to investigate the water management performance of a typical exterior wall assembly. Specifically we have quantified how much water gets past the cladding and hits the water-resistive barrier under particular conditions for a common lap siding.

Keywords: CARWASh; wind-driven rain; moisture; intrusion; siding; HAM modeling

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 672 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/31/2013

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RITS Product ID: 66962
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Glass, Samuel V.
Research Physical Scientist

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