Local-scale forcing effects on wind flows in an urban environment

A. Ricci, I.M. Kalkman, B.J.E. Blocken, M.P. Repetto, M. Burlando, A. Freda

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess wind flow modelling capabilities for a selected urban area -"Quartiere la Venezia" in Livorno city (Italy) - by means of wind tunnel tests and CFD simulations. Both wind tunnel tests and CFD simulations were performed on a reduced-scale model. In addition, in the CFD simulations two levels of detail were tested. A comparison in terms of mean wind velocity profiles was then made between wind tunnel test results and numerical simulations in order to understand how the different degrees of precision of the CFD models can affect the results. At a later stage these results will be complemented by full-scale experimental data, enabling a further assessment of modelling capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena(Physmod'15), 7-9 September 2015, Zürich, Switzerland
Place of PublicationDübendorf
PublisherEmpa
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventPHYSMOD international workshops on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena, 7-9 September 2015, Zürich, Switzerland - Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 Sep 20159 Sep 2015
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Conference

ConferencePHYSMOD international workshops on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena, 7-9 September 2015, Zürich, Switzerland
Abbreviated titlePHYSMOD2015
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZürich
Period7/09/159/09/15
OtherInternational Workshop on Physical Modeling of Flow and Dispersion Phenomena, Zürich, Switzerland
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