Final result of the project

In the end of the project made during the semester, the results (on section 5.4) for the benchmark EN 15206 were not correct, especially for the water content. This problem was due to small mistakes of conversion of unities, but mainly because of the formula of the vapour diffusion \(\delta_\p\) which was not correct in [CEN2007]. The good formula is [Škerget2014] :

\[\delta_\p = \frac{M_w}{RT_\mathrm{ref}}\frac{26.1\times10^{-6}}{200} \frac{1-\frac{w}{146}}{0.503\left(1-\frac{w}{146}\right)^2+0.497}\]

Actually : \(R_{\mathrm{H}_2 \mathrm{O}}=\frac{R}{M_w}\), where \(R\) is the gas constant (\(R=8.314\text{J}\,\text{K}^{-1}\text{mol}^{-1}\)).

The final results are shown on the page of the case.

Picard loop

In the project, we also introduced the Picard loop [FppPicard], aiming to have a better solution. On this figure, representing the results after 7 days of simulation, we can see that the results obtained are very similar with and without the Picard loop.


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