Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of wind-driven rain on a low-rise building and validation

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

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Abstract

Despite the establishment of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as a tool for calculating the amount of wind-driven rain (WDR) falling onto building facades, very few efforts have been made towards the validation of CFD for this purpose. This article presents part of a detailed validation study that was conducted, supported by a new, high-resolution wind, rain and WDR database for a low-rise building. It will be shown that numerical simulation, if conducted with care, can provide quite accurate predictions of the amount of WDR impinging on the building facade and that the main discrepancies are due to a simplification of the upstream wind conditions in the numerical model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtection of Historical Buildings: Contemporary Practices and Thermohygric behaviour.
EditorsAR. Ramanathan, H. Petzold, J. Mathur
Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
PublisherAnamaya Publishers
Pages65-82
ISBN (Print)978-81-88342-32-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; Protection of Historical Monuments: Practice in India and Europe -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conferenceconference; Protection of Historical Monuments: Practice in India and Europe
Period1/01/07 → …
OtherProtection of Historical Monuments: Practice in India and Europe

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    Blocken, B. J. E., Hens, H., & Carmeliet, J. E. (2007). Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of wind-driven rain on a low-rise building and validation. In AR. Ramanathan, H. Petzold, & J. Mathur (Eds.), Protection of Historical Buildings: Contemporary Practices and Thermohygric behaviour. (pp. 65-82). Anamaya Publishers.