A. Sedlakova, L. Tazky
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-13-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 62, 629-636 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/62/S27.080


The purpose of the research is to find adequate solution against rising damp in historical buildings with minimal energy loss. The improvement in this case is the use of ventilated air channels. A special group of historical buildings are churches because they do not use routines as for example museums, galleries. The amount of possible causes of moisture problems in historic masonry underlines the complexity of this phenomenon. Evaporation is an important factor in rising damp. The surface of an affected wall contains moisture that has risen from the ground and this moisture is then subject to evaporation. The factors controlling evaporation include: temperature, humidity, air movement and surface. We designed 4 differently constructed ventilated air channels. These are: open or closed, with overpressure and underpressure. As a verification we use a relevance to these constructions which we simulated in software Ansys CFX the air flow of channels. We modelled the equal segments of the channels. This research should offer the solution for architects against problems of rising damp in historical buildings. To find the right solution is necessary to research every case. The aim of the research is to prepare the design process of the ventilated air channels for the architects without the simulation of every building, cross section or geometry of the construction.

Keywords: historical buildings, ventilated air channel, rising damp in historical buildings.