Chapter 3. Thermal Performance and Water-Tightness

  1. J. M. Davies DSc, PhD, FREng, FICE, FIStructE

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690253.ch3

Lightweight Sandwich Construction

Lightweight Sandwich Construction

How to Cite

Davies, J. M. (ed) (2001) Thermal Performance and Water-Tightness, in Lightweight Sandwich Construction, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690253.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Structural Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632040278

Online ISBN: 9780470690253

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Keywords:

  • thermal performance;
  • water-tightness;
  • buildings;
  • transmission losses;
  • ventilation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Insulation theory

  • Thermal resistance

  • Thermal transmittance coefficient (U-value)

  • Thermal Capacity

  • Thermal Bridges

  • Air-Tightness

  • Water-Tightness

  • Moisture

  • Thermographic surveys

  • The advantage of sandwich construction in the context of thermal insulation

  • Energy saving

  • Reference