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31-3-2000 --- 14-4-2000
... that was the first thing we did of course. The picture shows the test building (2 x 3 x 2 m) with the (white) driving rain gauges on two sides.
Here is the test section of the wind tunnel:
The wind tunnel was huge, as you can also see from the size of the...
At the wind inlet...
... were placed to generate a wind profile.
The first measurements we did, were wind velocity measurements by ultrasonic anemometers. We could adapt the building configuration obtaining the following three configurations:
For the driving rain tests the wind tunnel was equipped by a special...
Rain fall uniformity was tested by a very sophisticated method: buckets. ;-)
We measured rain intensities at ground level by...
And driving rain was measured with 25 driving rain gauges built by the Catholic University of Louvain:
And we also investigated other driving rain gauges:
And here is a picture which shows the inside of the wall aperture:
The gauges were logged by two computers inside the test house:
But measurements with the standard driving rain gauges were obtained by weighing the reservoirs manually:
After the measurements were done:
Back to home page http://sts.bwk.tue.nl/drivingrain/.
© 2000-2002 Fabien van Mook/ Fysische Aspekten van de Gebouwde Omgeving
First publication: May 2000.
Last update: 9 December 2002.