151-8015-00L  Moisture Transport in Porous Media

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersJ. Carmeliet, L. Fei, J. Huang, J. Zhao
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-8015-00 GMoisture Transport in Porous Media
No course on 25.10 (seminar week) as well as 20.12.2021.
2 hrs
Mon09:45-11:30HIL E 6 »
J. Carmeliet, L. Fei, J. Huang, J. Zhao

Catalogue data

AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials; experimental determination of moisture transport properties; theory and application of pore network model for two-phase transport in porous media; flow in cracked and deformable porous media.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials
- Knowledge of experimental determination of moisture transport properties
- Knowledge of pore network model and application to two-phase invasion percolation simulation
- Application of knowledge to moisture transport in cracked materials and flow in deformable porous media
Content1. Introduction
Moisture damage: problem statement, durability
Applications: building materials, soil science, geoscience

2. Moisture transport: theory and application
Description of moisture transport
Determination of moisture transport properties
Liquid transport in cracked materials, flow and transport in deformable porous media

3. Pore network model: theory and application
Single- and two-phase pore network model: quasi-static and dynamic
Exercise on quasi-static two-phase pore network model: invasion pattern, capillary pressure curve
Application of pore network model in two-phase transport
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online via Moodle.
LiteratureAll material is provided online via Moodle.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Carmeliet, L. Fei, J. Huang, J. Zhao
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Mode of examinationwritten 105 minutes
Written aidsNon-programmable, scientific calculator and pens. A formulary and writing paper will be provided at the exam. There are no other documents or devices allowed except a subject-neutral dictionary as by the regulations of the rectorate.

Learning materials

Main linkLectures material can be found on Moodle. (see below) Further information on the Chair's website.
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Offered in

Architecture BachelorTechnology in ArchitectureWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Materials and MechanicsWInformation