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dc.contributor.supervisorDick, Kris (Biosystems Engineering)en
dc.contributor.authorChase, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-20T14:32:08Z
dc.date.available2009-08-20T14:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-20T14:32:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3169
dc.description.abstractThe performance of plastered straw bale walls with respect to wind-driven rainfall was investigated in this thesis. The absorption coefficient, which describes the rate of water infiltration, was measured for 14 plaster types, twelve different earth plasters and cement and lime plasters. The absorption coefficient was measured during uptake of water from a free reservoir. The effective porosity of these plasters, which describes the moisture storage capacity and the degree of protection that a plaster offers to straw bales, was also determined by submersion in water. An analytical model employing the absorption coefficient, the effective porosity, and climatic data was used to predict and compare plaster performance and to demonstrate the usefulness of this type of data. Simulated wind-driven rainfall experiments were also conducted on two plaster types. The results indicate that the static test used to measure the absorption coefficient can reasonably be used to predict actual wind-driven rainfall infiltration.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectstraw bale wallen
dc.subjectplasteren
dc.subjectwind-driven rainfallen
dc.subjectinfiltrationen
dc.subjectabsorption coefficienten
dc.titleInfiltration of wind-driven rainfall into plastered straw bale wallsen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineBiosystems Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBritton, Ron (Biosystems Engineering) Blatz, James (Civil Engineering)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2009en


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