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Ground-Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfer from Buildings Part 1–Analysis and Modeling*

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Michael P. Deru

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden CO 80401e-mail: michael_deru@nrel.gov

Allan T. Kirkpatrick

Mechanical Engineering Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO 80523e-mail: allan@engr.colostate.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 10-16 (May 01, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1435652 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised May 01, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Soil moisture retention curves for a loamy sand and Yolo light clay
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Hydraulic conductivity of loamy sand and Yolo light clay
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Conduction, vapor distillation, and liquid convection heat flux terms at z=−0.95 m
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Effective thermal conductivity of sandy loam
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Atmospheric conditions and a comparison of the measured and computed surface temperatures
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Comparison of measured and predicted soil temperatures at z=−0.34 m
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Comparison of measured and computed soil temperatures at z=−0.95 m
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Conduction, vapor distillation, and liquid convection heat flux terms at z=−0.35 m

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