151-8015-00L  Moisture Transport in Porous Media

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersJ. Carmeliet, L. Fei, D. A. Strebel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractMoisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials Theory of moisture transport in porous materials
Experimental determination of moisture transport properties
Exercises on moisture transport properties determination:
Selected topics
Liquid transport in cracked porous media, Drying of porous media, microclimate in urban street canyons.
Objective- Basic knowledge of moisture transport and related degradation processes in porous materials
- Knowledge of experimental determination of moisture transport properties
- Application of knowledge to moisture transport in cracked materials, drying of porous materials and microclimate in urban street canyons
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
Exercises on moisture transport properties

3. Special topics
Liquid transport in cracked materials, Drying of porous materials, Microclimate in urban street canyons
Lecture notesHandouts, supporting material and exercises are provided online via Moodle.
LiteratureAll material is provided online via Moodle.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered