Timber is a material that resists loads (kN, psi, etc…) very well, but at the same time is very sensitive to “climatic” loads. Moisture changes in the air and water stagnation on the construction site can change timber dimensional size and mechanical strength, up to the point of jeopardizing its load-bearing capacity. This is why it is essential to use building physics to prevent and avoid these problems.
The historical experience gained by Ergodomus in over 13 years of work in the field of building physics goes far beyond thermohygrometric checks. The services offered include the analysis of thermal details with 2D and 3D finite elements in both static and dynamic conditions. This knowledge has allowed us to become consultants for numerous companies operating in the energy-saving sector, who are striving to improve their products: doors, windows, fixings, etc...
2D / 3D Thermal FEM Analysis
Thermal analysis of details in both static and dynamic conditions. These analyses allow us to identify and quantify the thermal bridge in construction details.
In static and dynamic conditions to assess the risk of condensation. Of particular interest is the dynamic analysis to evaluate condensation formation and evaporation phenomena over a long period. The analysis is particularly effective for comparing different solutions and selecting the safest option.
This is a critical issue for timber constructions. To guarantee them an extended life cycle, which goes well beyond the 50 years normally requested by the building codes, analyses of the building physics and optimal detailing is paramount.