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R.N. Meroney, B. Bienkiewicz

ISBN 0444828788
Pages 1016

The Second International Computational Wind Engineering Symposium was held in Colorado, USA during August 1996 and presented papers on the popular application of CFD concepts. These proceedings contain a set of invited papers providing state-of-the-art reviews on subjects such as CFD turbulence models, bluff body aerodynamics, terrain aerodynamics and building aerodynamics. Individual session papers reflect on recent methodologies and innovations on CFD techniques applied to flow about bluff bodies immersed in shear layers, bridge aerodynamics, air pollution aerodynamics, mesoscale predictions of flow over complex terrain and the application of advanced numerical method strategies to these topics.

Chapter headings and selected papers: Preface. Keynote Presentation: Current Status and Future Trends in Computational Wind Engineering (S. Murakami). Bluff Body. Calculations of the flow past a surface-mounted cube with two-layer turbulence models (D. Lakehal, W. Rodi). A critical study on the influence of far field boundary conditions on the pressure distribution around a bluff body (S. Parameswaran et al. ). Keynote Presentation: A Fluid Mechanicians View of Wind Engineering: Large Eddy Simulation of Flow Past a Cubic Obstacle (K. Shah, J. Ferziger). Bridge Aerodynamics . Aeroelastic analysis of bridge girder sections based on discrete simulations (A. Larsen, J Walther). Vehicle Aerodynamics and Dispersion . An investigation of the ventilation of a day-old chick transport vehicle (A. Quinn, C. Baker). Structural Response . Unsteady pressure evaluation on oscillating bluff body by vortex method (H. Shirato, M. Matsumoto). Keynote Presentation: Use of Meteorological Models in Computational Wind Engineering (R. Pielke, M. Nicholls). Terrain Aerodynamics . Flow separation and hydraulic transitions over hills modelled by the Reynolds Equations (K. Eidsvik, T. Utnes). Keynote Presentation: Computational Wind Engineering: Past Achievements and Future Challenges (T. Stathopoulos). Building Aerodynamics . Suppression of flow-induced oscillations using sloshing liquid dampers: analysis and experiments (V. Modi, M. Seto). An efficient wind field simulation technique for bridges (W. Yang et al. ). Air Pollution . The use of the MERCURE CFD code to deal with an air pollution problem due to building wake effects (D. Moon et al. ). Lab Methodology and Validation . Turbulence control in multiple-fan wind tunnels (A. Nishi et al. ). New Computational Schemes . Turbulence closure model 'constants' and the problems of 'inactive' atmospheric turbulence (M. Bottema).