CFD for Atmospheric Flows and Wind Engineering

Date: Monday 06 May 2019 to Friday 10 May 2019

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

 CFD for Atmoshperic Flow and Wind Engineering

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, often over complex domain, is necessary for the estimation of wind loads on buildings, wind turbine siting, pollutant dispersion and pedestrian wind comfort.

The present course offers a wide overview of the state-of-the-art, with applications ranging from microclimate, wind engineering, to mesoscale, meteorology, and their coupling. Reynolds Averaging (RANS) and Large-Eddy (LES) approaches are discussed and their respective capabilities at meso- and microscales are evaluated, with focus on realistic inflow, wall modelling, Uncertainty Quantification and validation. The discussion is completed by the presentation of examples of practical implementation for Open Source Codes such as WRF and OpenFOAM as well as in-house and commercial CFD software.

The lecture series director is Prof. Jeroen van Beeck from the von Karman Institute.

Schedule

Monday 6 May 2019

  • 08:45 Registration
  • 09:00 Welcome address
  • 09:30 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows
    Prof. B. Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 11:45 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows (continued)
    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 (continued)
  • Prof. N. N. Sørensen
  • 17:00 Reception

Tuesday 7 May 2019

  • 09:00 Turbulence model formulation and dispersion modelling for the CFD simulation of flows around obstacles and on complex terrains
    Prof. A. Parente, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Turbulence model formulation and dispersion modelling for the CFD simulation of flows around obstacles and on complex terrains (continued)
    Prof. A. Parente
  • 12:30 Lunch 
  • 14:00 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range 
    Prof. S. Basu, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range (continued)
    Prof. S. Basu
  • 17:00 End

Wednesday 8 May 2019

  • 09:00 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range (cont’d) 
    Prof. S. Basu
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows
    Prof. C. Gorlé, Stanford University, USA
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows (continued)
    Prof. C. Gorlé
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Predicting wind loading on buildings
  • 17:00 End

Thursday 9 May 2019

  • 09:00 Coupling mesoscale (WRF) to microscale simulations
    Dr. O. Temel, von Karman Institute
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows
    Dr. B. Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (continued) 
    Dr. B. Kosovic
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (continued) 
    Dr. B. Kosovic
  • 17:00 End

Friday 10 May 2019

  • 09:00 Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
    Dr. J. Sanz, CENER, Spain
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
    Dr. J. Sanz
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 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
  • 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

Fee & Registration

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Early bird (until March 6, 2019 included)

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Lecture Series Fees

Type 1: Permanent residents of NATO countries funding VKI: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey
Type 2: Permanent residents of NATO countries or NATO partner countries not funding VKI
Type 3: Permanent residents of non-NATO countries

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% as from the 3rd participant from the same company.

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