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Rainwater Simulation System

Energy House 2 (EH2) is a large-scale building physics test laboratory to be built at the University of Salford Manchester. The project Is part funded by the ERDF. The construction will begin in summer 2020 with the construction period set to last 12 months. The project builds on the successful Energy House project :( ). A video of the project can be found here EH2 will be a unique facility and one of most advanced building test facilities on the planet. It has the following features: • 2 large chambers capable of having 2 family homes built in each one (4 homes in total) • Temperature controlled to within 0.5 °C from -20°C to +40 °C • Wind, rain, solar radiation and snow can be generated • These conditions provide testing facilities for housing covering 95% of the global population. The Energy House 2 Project has a requirement to simulate rain in a large environment to accomplish the following: • Rainwater has an array of effects of on the performance of a building; dependent on the porosity of the fabric, rain can increase the thermal conductivity of the element, evaporative cooling can take place following rain fall, and the way in which the boundary layer heat transfer mechanisms are driven will also be affected by rainfall. • The rainwater system will be used in tandem with a wind system which will help provide wind driven rain. Please go to our InTend portal for full documentation:


Winnie Shek
5th Floor,Maxwell Building, University Of Salford

Contract value: 30000

Published: 10 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 28 Aug 2020