A status report of wind-driven rain research at the Laboratory of Building Physics, K.U.Leuven

M. Abuku, B.J.E. Blocken, J. Carmeliet, S. Roels

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Abstract

This paper reports on past and ongoing wind-driven rain (WDR) research at the Laboratory of Building Physics, K.U.Leuven. It is based on the philosophy that WDR research consists of two main parts: (1) The assessment of the amount and intensity of WDR impinging on the building facade and (2) The assessment of the contact and surface phenomena that occur after impact of raindrops: splashing, evaporation, adhesion, absorption, runoff. The paper provides a brief overview of research in terms of full-scale measurements and CFD simulations of WDR on the VLIET test building and full-scale measurements with a newly developed test set-up for contact and surface phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2006), Yokohama, Japan
Editorsxx Japan Association for Wind Engineering
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherJapan Association for Wind Engineering
Pages945-948
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2006), July 16-19, 2006, Yokohama, Japan - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 16 Jul 200619 Jul 2006
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameJournal of Wind Engineering
ISSN (Print)0912-1935

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2006), July 16-19, 2006, Yokohama, Japan
Abbreviated titleCWE 2006
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period16/07/0619/07/06

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