Farhad Hemmati, M.A.Sc. candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Fitsum Tariku
The currently available one and two-dimensional models for Hygrothermal Performance of building envelope details are not capable of assessing variations on energy consumption and functional performance of three-dimensional building envelope assemblies. In fact, in three-dimensional building envelope details, significant heat loss and moisture problems are taking place. Therefore, building industry needs to adopt designs based on three-dimensional models which can take into account complicated mechanisms such as temperature gradient, relative humidity gradient, and air pressure gradient in building envelope assemblies.