Experimental and computational analysis of microscale wind conditions in the Port of Amsterdam

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Abstract

The present paper deals with on-site measurements and 3D steady RANS simulations performed on the “IJmuiden vault” which falls under the Port Authority of Amsterdam. The numerical results were validated, in terms of amplification factor and local wind direction, using on-site measurements carried out by four 2D ultrasonic anemometers for a period of nine months. To quantify the deviation between measured and simulated data, the metric FAC1.3 was used. In that respect, 90% of simulated data (in terms of amplification factor) was found to be within 30% of deviation from the measured data. In terms of local wind direction, 86% of simulated data were found within ±30° and only the 6% of the whole database showed a large deviation equal and greater than ±60°. Finally, a software application was developed to convert the macroscale wind conditions to the local wind conditions near and in the newly built vault.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental and Computational analysis of microscale wind conditions in the Port of Amsterdam
EditorsF. Ricciardelli , A. Avossa
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages587-598
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-12815-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-12814-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume27
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Keywords

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Microscale wind conditions
  • On-site measurements
  • Urban environment
  • Validation

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    Ricci, A., & Blocken, B. (2019). Experimental and computational analysis of microscale wind conditions in the Port of Amsterdam. In F. Ricciardelli , & A. Avossa (Eds.), Experimental and Computational analysis of microscale wind conditions in the Port of Amsterdam (pp. 587-598). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 27). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12815-9_45