BA8105 - Moisture and Air Transfer in Building Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Muntlig eksamen 50/100
Oppgave 50/100

Course content

The starting point of the course is the theory base for air and moisture transfer in porous materials, air voids and at surfaces. Transfer phenomena in building assemblies and practical cases are treated. Driving forces, boundary conditions, different interacting mechanisms in different types of assemblies, moisture accumulation and drying, multidimensional conditions and relevant material parameters are also included, as well as methods for numerical simulation and application of relevant software.
The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Learning outcome

Give in-depth knowledge of driving forces, transfer mechanisms and practical consequences of moisture and air transport in building envelope assemblies.

Learning methods and activities

Combination of seminars and self study. An individual study report (e.g. literature survey, experimental or numerical study or similar) is mandatory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Information will be given at course start

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2011

No.of lecture hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 14

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Building and Material Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility

Phone: 73 59 46 40


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oppgave 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Muntlig eksamen 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oppgave 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig eksamen 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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