Numerical Simulation of Air Flows in Street Canyons Using Mesh-Adaptive LES

Dimitrios Pavlidis, Elsa Aristodemou , Jefferson L.M.A. Gomes, Christopher C. Pain, Helen ApSimon

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Abstract

In this study a novel approach for modelling urban atmospheric flows is presented. It uses a modified general purpose CFD model with anisotropic mesh adaptivity. The effect of traffic induced turbulence is modelled through a two-fluid approach giving the ability to explicitly model the movement of individual vehicles. Results are presented from the application of the model to a real urban area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDirect and Large-Eddy Simulation VII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation, held at the University of Trieste, September 8-10, 2008
EditorsVincenzo Armenio, Bernard Geurts, Jochen Fröhlich
PublisherSpringer
Pages485-489
Number of pages5
Volume13
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-3652-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-3651-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameERCOFTAC Series
PublisherSpringer
Volume13
ISSN (Print)1382-4309

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