Scrutinizing turbulence closure schemes for predicting the flow in street canyons

L. Venema, D. Terzi, von, C. Gromke, B. Ruck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

2 Downloads (Pure)


The flow around a street canyon was investigated by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) measurements. The Reynolds-Averaged Navier- Stokes (RANS) equations were solved with the commercial CFD tool CFX 11.0 using various turbulence models. Of special interest was the sensitivity of the CFD results to the turbulence closure schemes employed. By using the same numerical method and obtaining a grid independent solution, the performance of the RANS models was assessed. The CFD results were validated with LDV measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings von der 16er GALA Fachtagung "Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik", 9-11 September 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Dive into the research topics of 'Scrutinizing turbulence closure schemes for predicting the flow in street canyons'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this