151-8015-00L  Moisture Transport in Porous Media

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersJ. Carmeliet
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


151-8015-00 GMoisture Transport in Porous Media
Does not take place this semester.
The course will be offered again in Autumn Semester 2024.
2 hrsJ. Carmeliet

Catalogue data

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.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
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

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, D. A. Strebel
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

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Offered in

Architecture BachelorTechnology in ArchitectureWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringWInformation
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Materials and MechanicsWInformation
Doctorate Materials ScienceStrength & Durability of Materials (MaP Doctoral School)WInformation