• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



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.

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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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Computational fluid dynamics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Ventilation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Wind tunnels Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
computational fluid dynamics Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
Facades Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Computer simulation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Aerodynamics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Thermal comfort Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1975 2020

Accuracy of different machine learning algorithms and added-value of predicting aggregated-level energy performance of commercial buildings

Walker, S., Khan, W., Katic, K., Maassen, W. & Zeiler, W., 15 feb 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 209, 14 blz., 109705.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Energy Levels
Electron energy levels
Learning algorithms
Learning systems
Learning Algorithm

A novel approach to simulate pollutant dispersion in the built environment: Transport-based recurrence CFD

Du, Y., Blocken, B. & Pirker, S., mrt 2020, In : Building and Environment. 170, 13 blz., 106604.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

computational fluid dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics
large eddy simulation
Large eddy simulation

Impact of turbulence models and roughness height in 3D steady RANS simulations of wind flow in an urban environment

Ricci, A., Kalkman, I., Blocken, B., Burlando, M. & Repetto, M. P., 15 mrt 2020, In : Building and Environment. 171, 25 blz., 106617.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Turbulence models
Surface roughness
Computational fluid dynamics


Annual Peer Review Award 2018

Rahim Rezaeiha (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk


ANSYS Hall of Fame

Thijs van Druenen (Ontvanger), 1 sep 2019

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


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

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

Scientific Director of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel of Eindhoven University of Technology

Bert Blocken (Begeleider)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types andere activiteitenOverigeWetenschappelijk

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (Tijdschrift)

Bert Blocken (Redacteur)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk


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


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



Auteur: van Hoorn, H., 31 aug 1998

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master