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Accession Number DE2012-1052890
Title Moisture and Structural Analysis for High Performance Hybrid Wall Assemblies.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 75p
Personal Author A. Grin J. Lstiburek
Abstract The project title is High Performance Hybrid Assemblies and has been given Subtask 2.1 under Task 2.0 Evaluation of Advanced Efficiency Measures for New Construction. Based on past experience in the Building America program, BSC has found that combinations of materials and approaches in other words, systems usually provide optimum performance. No single manufacturer typically provides all of the components for an assembly, or has the specific understanding of all the individual components necessary for optimum performance. Integration is necessary and is the reason for the teaming approach that has been taken with this research project. The hybrid walls analyzed utilize a combination of exterior insulation, diagonal metal strapping, and spray polyurethane foam and leave room for cavity-fill insulation. These systems can provide effective thermal, air, moisture, and water barrier systems in one assembly and provide structure.
Keywords Barriers
Building materials
Energy efficiency
Performance evaluation
Research project
Structural analysis

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author Building Science Corp., Somerville, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40337-00

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