The building physics laboratory in Mook houses measuring equipment suitable for performing research in the field of the physics of the urban design, indoor climate and facade testing.
The facilities consist of:
- A wind tunnel for research on scale models of urban environments or developments, studying:
- Wind environment and dangers of high wind speeds.
- Wind load and extreme wind pressures on constructions;
- Diffusion of (harmful) substances originating from industries, parking garages, tunnel openings and suchlike.
- Climatic chambers, rooms are rebuilt here on a 1:1 scale enabling testing assessments to be made with regards to:
- Thermal comfort;
- The performance of installation components;
- The interaction of technical installations with architectural constructions.
- Facade testing set-ups used to assess the airtightness, watertightness, impermeability to driving rain, rigidity, performance regarding condensation and thermal insulation of facade parts. Also sealing materials/agents and provisions for facade ventilation can be assessed.
- A sunlight simulator, with which the shading of (future) buildings on their environment can be shown, using a scale model.