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A METHOD FOR BLIND VALIDATION OF HYGROTHERMAL CALCULATION TOOLS



Author(s): Mundt-Petersen, S. O. and Harderup, L.-E.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 607-615
Total Pages: 9
Language: English


Abstract: The use of hygrothermal calculation tools for dimensional purposes in the design phase is common. However, used tools are usually not blindly verified in real, on-site conditions.

This paper present a method for verification of hygrothermal calculation tools for reallife, situations. In the method calculations become carried out before the measurement results are known, i.e. by blind calculations, which afterwards are compared with measurements.

The main conclusion is that blind validations are reliable since intentional or unintentional adjustments of calculated results, to obtain better correlations to the measured values, are impossible. Other positive effect is that information about how the user perceives the tool could be found since the blind calculations are similar to the designer situation in daily work.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00