Pressure equalization of rainscreen facades: Analysis of the field data in the frequency domain

  • Kumar, K. Suresh (RWDI Inc.) ;
  • Wisse, J.A. (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, FAGO, Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE))
  • Published : 2001.04.25


This paper reports the field measurements concerning pressure equalization of rainscreen facades carried out at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE) in the Netherlands. The field facility including the details of test panel, meteorological tower, instrumentation, data collection and analysis is presented. Results of investigations into cavity response for various leakage and venting configurations are discussed. Frequency domain techniques have been utilized to show the influence of wind as well as facade characteristics on the pressure equalization performance. Further, this paper presents an early attempt to synthesize the experimental results into existing building codes.


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