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Michele Libralato

Post-doc at Università degli Studi di Udine (University of Udine).

Research Group Website:

Research Group of Building Physics at the University of Udine

github projects:

EN ISO 13788.2013 Glaser Method implemented in Octave

PhD Thesis:

Advanced risk assessment for mould growth conditions and interstitial condensation in building envelopes

Description: The health and safety criticalities of building enclosures are mainly related to vapour migration and heat transfer. Residential, historic and public buildings that have not been properly designed, eventualy suffer from mould or rising dump. Advanced hygrothermal simulations of building envelopes could be used for the assessment of the risk of interstitial condensation and mould growth conditions, but they are relatively recent and not well known to technicians. The aim of this research activity is to find new applications and procedures to ensure better health, safety and comfort standards for the built environment. Website: PhD in Environmental and Energy Engineering Science

Moisture migration in building materials


Libralato M, G. Murano, A. De Angelis, O. Saro, V. Corrado (2020). Influence of the Meteorological Record Length on the Generation of Representative Weather Files. (Energies, 2020), 13, 2103. doi full-text

Zu K, M. Qin, C. Rode, M. Libralato (2020) Development of a moisture buffer value model (MBM) for indoor moisture prediction (2020). Applied Thermal Engineering Volume 171, 5 May 2020, 115096 (Elsevier, 2020) doi

Libralato M, G. Murano, A. De Angelis, O. Saro, V. Corrado (2019). Generation of Moisture Reference Years for Interstitial Condensation Risk Assessment: Influence of the Meteorological Record Length. 16th IBPSA International Conference & Exhibition Building Simulation 2019, BS2019, Rome, Italy, 2-4 September 2019 full-text

Danovska M, M. Libralato, G. Pernigotto, A. De Angelis, O. Saro, P. Baggio, A. Gasparella (2019). Numerical and experimental study on the impact of humidity on the thermal behavior of insulated timber walls. Building Simulation Applications BSA 2019 - 4th IBPSA-Italy conference June, 19-21 2019, Bolzano

Libralato M, G. Pernigotto, A. Prada, A. De Angelis, O. Saro, A. Gasparella (2019). Design and Evaluation of Extreme Moisture Reference Years for Moisture-Related Risk Assessments. Building Simulation Applications BSA 2019 - 4th IBPSA-Italy conference June, 19-21 2019, Bolzano

Libralato M, A. De Angelis, O. Saro (2019). Evaluation of the ground-coupled quasi-stationary heat transfer in buildings by means of an accurate and computationally efficient numerical approach and comparison with the ISO 13370 procedure, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 12:5, 719-727, doi

De Angelis A, M. Libralato, O. Saro (2018). Numerical simulations of coupled conduction-free convection in low conductive vertical finned surfaces. Modelling, Measurement and Control, 79(3), 98-102. doi full-text

Libralato M, G. Murano, O. Saro, A. De Angelis and V. Corrado (2018). Hygrothermal modelling of building enclosures: reference year design for moisture accumula-tion and condensation risk assessment. In 7th Inter-national Building Physics Conference, IBPC2018 September 23-26 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA. plots full-text poster

Libralato M, O. Saro, A. De Angelis, and S. Spinazze (2019). Comparison between Glaser Method and Heat, Air and Moisture Transient Model for Moisture Migration in Building Envelopes. Applied Mechanics and Materials 887, 385–392. doi