A numerical and an experimental approach for estimating driving rain loads on building envelopes

B.J.E. Blocken, J.E. Carmeliet, H. Hens

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Abstract

A numerical and an experimental method for estimating driving rain loads on building envelopes is presented and a formula for representative wind and rain data is derived. The numerical (in 2D) and the experimental method are applied to a real-life rain event around a low-rise building and the global catch ratio as a measure of the amount of rainwater falling onto different parts of the building envelope is obtained. The numerically and experimentally determined global catch ratios are compared to investigate whether the 2D numerical method can give an idea of the driving rain loads that are to be expected.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Symposium for Building Physics and Building Climatology, Dresden, Germany
EditorsP. Haupl
Place of PublicationDresden, Germany
PublisherTechnische Universität Dresden
Pages659-668
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event10th International Symposium for Building Physics and Building Climatology, September 27-29, 1999, Dresden, Germany - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 27 Sep 199929 Sep 1999

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium for Building Physics and Building Climatology, September 27-29, 1999, Dresden, Germany
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period27/09/9929/09/99

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