Towards a strategy to model runoff of wind-driven rain on building facades

Towards a strategy to model runoff of wind-driven rain on building facades

Figure 1: Experimental setup for measuring WDR and runoff on an medium-rise building.

Today I gave a seminar at our research group reporting the progress in my phd on runoff of wind-driven rain on porous building materials. The main focus of the presentation was on the experimental work I conducted in 2013 with a little wink to the simulation work I’m doing now with OpenFOAM. The latter however is still a marvellous discovery of the power of OpenFOAM at the moment, but results are expected soon. Below you can find the abstract and presentation of the seminar.