Heat and Moisture Transport with Mold Growth Prediction

Application ID: 75741

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the temperature and relative humidity computed by the simulation of heat and moisture transport in an insulated roof as inputs for a mold prediction model. The VTT model for mold growth and decline prediction computes a mold index M by solving an ODE, in which the growth and decline rates depend on the time-dependent temperature and relative humidity in the building material. The Heat and Moisture simulation is detailed in HAMSTAD Benchmark 1: Heat and Moisture Transport in an Insulated Roof.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: