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Design and prototype of a Humidity Chamber
RDH Building Engineering & Ryerson University
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RDH and Ryerson University, represented by Kevin Zhang, PhD candidate, are partnering with George Brown College to develop a Humidity Chamber for measuring moisture sorption isotherms in wood sheathing at various temperature and humidity set points. The chamber will be sealed to allow for measurements without disturbing the environmental set points.
A successfully delivered project will enable Kevin Zhang to complete his PhD and the product will add substantial value in materials research for new and existing building construction. Future research at Ryerson will utilize the chamber.
The George Brown team will include Principal Investigator (PI), Ryan Billinger, Principal Investigator, Research & Innovation, One Technician, Research & Innovation & One Mechanical Engineering Student Researcher (SR). The objectives planned to achieve from the project are: 1) Design the Humidity Chamber to hold 12 samples; 2) Perform calculations for heat loss, heat gain and air loss ; 3) Fabricate and assemble the Humidity Chamber 4) Perform testing for air seal, wing mechanism and environmental controls.
- RDH Building Engineering
- Ryerson University
- Ryan Billinger
- Sustainability and the Built Enviroment
- Advanced Prototyping Lab