A dataset of wind-driven rain measurements on a low-rise test building in Norway
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionBuilding and Environment. 2007, 42 (5), 2150-2165. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.04.003
Semi-empirical models and especially numerical simulation models based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are increasingly being used to calculate wind-driven rain (WDR) on building facades. The development, verification and validation of these models require accurate and complete WDR measurement datasets. Although many WDR measurement campaigns have been conducted in the past, few reports of these contain enough information for model development and model validation. This paper presents a complete dataset of WDR measurements for a low-rise test building in Trondheim, Norway. It contains a detailed description of the building, its surroundings and the meteorological station, as well as WDR measurements in free-field conditions and on the building facades, measurements of wind speed, wind direction, horizontal rainfall intensity, temperature, relative humidity and error estimates for the WDR measurements. The paper also provides the link to a website from which the full set of data can be downloaded.