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LES for street-scale environment and its prospects

Xie, Zheng-Tong and Castro, Ian P. (2008) LES for street-scale environment and its prospects In, Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations. Springer Netherlands pp. 271-282. (Ercoftac Series, 12). (doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8578-9).

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In this paper we raise several issues, e.g. resolution, Reynolds number dependency, mesh quality and inflow boundary conditions for Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of street scale flows, scalar dispersion and heat transfer within urban areas. Some of the issues are addressed extensively and some LES results of test cases are presented. The other issues are discussed and commented for further study. Finally we attempt to foresee prospects for the use of LES for urban environments with a computational domain size up to a few kilometers and a resolution down to one meter.

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Published date: 26 June 2008
Keywords: urban canopy layer, cuboid-shape body, resolution, reynolds number dependency, inflow condition, efficiency, point source dispersion, heat transfer
Organisations: Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics


Local EPrints ID: 59138
ISBN: 9781402085772
ISSN: 1382-4309
PURE UUID: 4775f151-dd72-4fd9-aa7b-17bc66534fc0
ORCID for Zheng-Tong Xie: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 26 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:25

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