Details

Title

The Problem of Airflow Around Building Clusters in Different Configurations

Journal title

Archive of Mechanical Engineering

Yearbook

2017

Numer

No 3

Publication authors

Keywords

Mechanical Engineering ; Mechanics of Materials

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In the paper, the authors discuss the construction of a model of an exemplary urban layout. Numerical simulation has been performed by means of a commercial software Fluent using two different turbulence models: the popular k-ε realizable one, and the Reynolds Stress Model (RSM), which is still being developed. The former is a 2-equations model, while the latter – is a RSM model – that consists of 7 equations. The studies have shown that, in this specific case, a more complex model of turbulence is not necessary. The results obtained with this model are not more accurate than the ones obtained using the RKE model. The model, scale 1:400, was tested in a wind tunnel. The pressure measurement near buildings, oil visualization and scour technique were undertaken and described accordingly. Measurements gave the quantitative and qualitative information describing the nature of the flow. Finally, the data were compared with the results of the experiments performed. The pressure coefficients resulting from the experiment were compared with the coefficients obtained from the numerical simulation. At the same time velocity maps and streamlines obtained from the calculations were combined with the results of the oil visualisation and scour technique.</jats:p>

Publisher

Polish Academy of Science, Committe of Machine Design

Date

2017

Identifier

ISSN 0004-0738, e-ISSN 2300-1895

DOI

10.1515/meceng-2017-0024

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