Numerical simulation of wind in a built-up environment and experimental verification

M. Bottema, J.G.M. Eggels, J.A. Wisse

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Calculations using a second-order algebraic stress model are compared with wind tunnel and full-scale measurements for flow over a two-dimensional obstacle. The experiments show mutually good agreement. Outside the cavity, i.e. in front of the obstacle and at a distance of five obstacle heights downwind, calculations and experiments yield the same velocities and turbulent kinetic energies. However, in the cavity comparison is poor. This is caused by systematic errors in the anemometers. Therefore, it is the measurements in the cavity which are inaccurate and not the calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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