• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

By combining applied physics and building construction engineering, the (energy) efficiency of buildings and urban areas can be significantly enhanced – immediately and for years to come.

Highlighted phrase

Physics for architecture, planning and building to improve durability, sustainability and health

Over de organisatie

Building Physics (BP) is the physics research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The aim is to acquire new knowledge and to develop and integrate methods, based on physics research and application, that result in a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive indoor and outdoor environment. Physical knowledge is vital throughout the lifecycle of building or a built environment, from design right through to planning, construction and maintenance. Especially in the light of fast-changing requirements and development of new materials and processes.

Building Physics research can be divided into two categories:

Urban Physics and Environmental Wind Engineering
Urban Physics is the science and engineering of physical processes in urban areas. It deals with the transfer of heat, air, moisture and pollutants in the outdoor and indoor environment of buildings. The Building Physics group focuses specifically on wind flow and related processes in the atmospheric boundary layer and their interaction with obstacles in this layer, such as buildings, vehicles and trees. Topics such as urban heat island effects, natural ventilation, air pollution, outdoor thermal and wind comfort are also addressed. Fundamental and applied research is based on-site measurements, wind tunnel measurements and numerical simulation with Computational Fluid Dynamics. 

Building physics and monuments
Building physics and monuments deals with heating, cooling and ventilation in historic houses and buildings, effects of humidification and dehumidification, monitoring and controls, pollution and soiling and balancing conservation with human comfort and sustainability. The purpose of this work is threefold: getting a better knowledge of building physics and systems in monumental buildings, improving the indoor climate and durability for the buildings and their collections and propagation of this knowledge to students, engineers and architects.

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Onderzoeksoutput 1975 2019

A data mining-based method for revealing occupant behavior patterns in using mechanical ventilation systems of Dutch dwellings

Ren, X., Zhang, C., Zhao, Y., Boxem, G., Zeiler, W. & Li, T., 15 jun 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 193, blz. 99-110 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Data mining
Ventilation
Logistics
Statistical methods
Energy utilization

Aerodynamic optimization of particulate matter removal using electrostatic precipitation units

Vervoort, R., 11 mrt 2019, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptiePd Eng ThesisAcademic

1 Citaat (Scopus)

Aerodynamics analysis of wheel configurations in Paralympic hand-cycling: a computational study

Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Hajdukiewicz, M., Clifford, E., Andrianne, T. & Blocken, B., 1 jul 2019, In : European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids. 76, blz. 50-65 16 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Cycling
wheels
aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
Wheel

Prijzen

Annual Peer Review Award 2018

Abdolrahim Rezaeiha (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk

Bestand

Award as Top-Cited Author from the ISI Journal Atmospheric Environment for the period 2007-2010.[ranked 4th on total of 2662 published articles in Scopus]

Bert Blocken (Ontvanger), 2010

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

boundary layer
simulation

Activiteiten 1980 2021

Building and Environment (Tijdschrift)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Lid redactieraad)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Building and Environment (Tijdschrift)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Lid redactieraad)
1 jan 202031 dec 2020

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

9th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications (Evenement)

Bert Blocken (Lid)
20 jul 202023 jul 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

Scripties/masterproeven

A strategy for investigating effects of technical transition scenarios to more sustainable gasless existing districts: a case study

Auteur: Kraakman, J., 28 mei 2019

Begeleider: Zeiler, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Walker, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Heijmans, B. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Automated two-way coupled CFD fire and thermomechanical FE analyses of a self-supporting sandwich panel façade system

Auteur: de Boer, J., 26 jun 2018

Begeleider: Hofmeyer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Maljaars, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Herpen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Beekpark

Auteur: van Hoorn, H., 31 aug 1998

Begeleider: Dirrix, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schutgens, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Rutten, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master