Experimental and Numerical Study on the Effect of Nearby Obstacles in Surface Condensations on ETICS

  • Eva BarreiraEmail author
  • Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
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To evaluate the influence of nearby obstacles, measurements were carried out on the West façade covered with ETICS of a building located in the University of Porto campus. Two different obstacle configurations were used: vertical obstacles—VO, parallel to the façade, and horizontal obstacles—HO, used as a shade.


View Factor Atmospheric Radiation Extra Source Surface Condensation Lower Surface Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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