1D-HAM

1D-HAM logo.

Solves one-dimensional coupled heat, air and moisture transport problems in a multi-layered porous wall. 1D-HAM is based on finite difference technique with explicit forward differences in time. Analytical solutions for the coupling between the computational cells for a given air flow through the construction are used. Moisture is transferred by diffusion and convection in vapor phase. No liquid water transport occurs. Heat is transferred by conduction, convection and latent heat. Climatic data are supplied through a data file with a maximum resolution of values per hour over the year. The program accounts for surface absorption of solar radiation. Screen Shots

Keywords

heat, air, moisture transport, walls

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

High level of computer literacy not required; engineering background helpful for analysis

Users

Over 100 world wide

Audience

Mechanical, energy, and architectural engineers working for architect/engineer firms, consulting firms, universities and research laboratories.

Input

Building geometry, thermal characteristics, internal and external loads. Input may be in SI units or BTU.

Output

User defined charts and text output of temperatures, relative humidities, moisture content, etc. Data are presented in SI units or BTU.

Computer Platform

Standard PC running Windows 95/98/NT or compatible.

Programming Language

Delphi

Strengths

Fast and easy to use.

Weaknesses

N/A

Contact

Company:

BLOCON

Address:

Iliongr´┐Żnden 159
Lund S-224 72
Sweden

Facsimile:

+46 46 136264

E-mail:

info@blocon.se

Website:

http://www.buildingphysics.com

Availability

Software price is about $420. Free support is given via email for one year. Multiple licenses and school licenses available at lower cost. See web site for on-line manuals (PDF) and demo programs.