Comparison of the Capacitance Method and the Microwave Impulse Method for Determination of Moisture Profiles in Building Materials

P. Tesárek, J. Pavlík, R. Černý


A comparison of the capacitance method and the microwave impulse method for the determination of moisture profiles in three typical porous building materials is presented in this paper. The basic principles of the measuring methods are given. The calibration process is described in detail. On the basis of the measured results, it can be concluded that the capacitance method provides better accuracy in the range of lower moisture content than to the microwave impulse method, which is more accurate for the highest values of moisture content. 


Moisture profiles; capacitance method; microwave impulse method; building materials

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague