CFD for Atmospheric Flows and Wind Engineering

Date: Monday 27 March 2017 to Friday 31 March 2017

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
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Introduction

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There is an increasing interest for the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the study of flows in the lower part of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The simulation of atmospheric flows, possibly over complex domain, is necessary for the estimation of wind load on buildings and for the choice of sites for windmills and wind farms as well as for the investigation of atmospheric pollution.


The present course offers a wide overview of the state-of-the-art of the domain, considering the application to both small and mesoscale range. Reynolds Averaging (RANS) and large-eddy (LES) approaches are discussed and their respective capabilities for different classes of flows axes are evaluated. The discussion is completed by the presentation of examples of  practical implementation and applications using Open Source Codes as well as in-house and commercial software.

The lecture series directors are Prof. Carlo Benocci and Prof. Jeroen van Beeck from the von Karman Institute.

CFD for atmospheric flow Pictures of the participants

 

Programme

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Monday 27 March 2017    

  • 08:45 Registration
  • 09:15 Welcome address
  • 09:30 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows  
    Prof. B. Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands and KU  Leuven, Belgium
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows  (Cont'd)
    Prof. B. Blocken
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00  RANS for the simulation of atmospheric flows  
    Prof. N. N. Sørensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 RANS for the simulation of atmospheric flows  (Cont'd)
    Prof. N. N. Sørensen

Tuesday 28 March 2017    

  • 09:00 Consistent boundary conditions for the simulation of the ABL
    Prof. A. Parente, Free University of Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range     
    Prof. S. Basu, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Simulation of the atmospheric flow at mesoscale range (cont’d)      
    Prof. S. Basu
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Simulation of the atmospheric flow at mesoscale range (cont’d)      
    Prof. S. Basu

Wednesday 29 March 2017

  • 09:00 Visit of VKI laboratories
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Coupling mesoscale (WRF) to microscale simulations
    Ir. O. Temel, von Karman Institute
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows
    Prof. C. Gorlé, Stanford University, USA
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows
    Prof. C. Gorlé

Thursday 30 March 2017

  • 09:00 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows
    Dr. B. Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (Cont'd)
    Dr. B. Kosovic
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (Cont’d)
    Dr. B. Kosovic
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Generation of resolved atmospheric boundary layer turbulence in RANS-to-LES transitions using a stochastic temperature perturbation
    Dr. D. Munoz Esparza, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Friday 31 March 2017

  • 09:00  Generation of resolved atmospheric boundary layer turbulence in RANS-to-LES transitions using a stochastic temperature perturbation (Cont’d)    
    Dr. D. Munoz Esparza
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
    Dr. J. Sanz, CENER, Spain
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00  Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and   evaluation, cont’d
    Dr. J. Sanz
  • 15:15 End of Lecture Series

 

Fee & Registration

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For PhD candidates and undergraduate students: The request to be considered for a discount must accompany the application to attend the Lecture Series, and the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration. All possible alternative sources of funding should be investigated before aid is requested under this scheme, so that those most in need will benefit.

REDUCTION for the normal fee. Not applicable when early bird.

-50% for the 3rd & 4th participant from the same company. The normal fee price list is available here.

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