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Special Issue "Infrared Thermography Applications for Building Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: infrared thermography; image processing; hygrothermal performance of buildings; natural ventilation; energy efficiency; thermal comfort; indoor environmental quality
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Interests: natural ventilation and airtightness; energy efficiency; thermal comfort; indoor environmental quality; infrared thermography and in situ testing of buildings or building components; heat, air, and moisture transfer in buildings or building components; building simulation; multi-objective optimization
Infrared thermography (IRT) has been widely used during the past decade to evaluate the performance of buildings and building components. It has been applied both in laboratory and in situ, using passive and active approaches. The interpretation of the results was mainly qualitative at first, but quantitative analysis is now being implemented more often.
However, some issues remain a challenge for the technical and scientific community, namely, the influence of exterior parameters, test procedures to enhance the phenomena under study, the selection of the ideal method for the qualitative interpretation of the results, and the combined use of IRT and 2D/3D data acquisition techniques such as laser scanner, photogrammetry, etc.
This Special Issue aims at stimulating the exchange of ideas and knowledge on the application of IRT for buildings diagnostics. To this purpose, original contributions containing theoretical and experimental research, case studies, or a comprehensive state-of-the-art discussion are welcome for possible publication. Relevant topics to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following:
- IRT for studying the energy efficiency of buildings;
- IRT to assess the pathology of buildings and building materials;
- IRT to detect moisture in building components;
- IRT as a conservation evaluation tool for historic buildings;
- IRT to assess thermal comfort;
- Qualitative approaches vs. quantitative approaches;
- Passive IRT vs. active IRT;
- Combined use of IRT and 2D/3D data acquisition techniques.
Dr. Ricardo M. S. F. Almeida
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- infrared thermography
- building diagnostics
- qualitative approaches
- quantitative approaches
- passive IRT
- active IRT