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.
|Title of host publication||Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VII|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Seventh International ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation, held at the University of Trieste, September 8-10, 2008|
|Editors||Vincenzo Armenio, Bernard Geurts, Jochen Fröhlich|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Pavlidis, D., Aristodemou , E., Gomes, J. L. M. A., Pain, C. C., & ApSimon, H. (2010). Numerical Simulation of Air Flows in Street Canyons Using Mesh-Adaptive LES. In V. Armenio, B. Geurts, & J. Fröhlich (Eds.), Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VII: Proceedings of the Seventh International ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation, held at the University of Trieste, September 8-10, 2008 (Vol. 13, pp. 485-489). (ERCOFTAC Series; Vol. 13). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3652-0_72