von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

CFD for Atmospheric Flows and Wind Engineering - online

Monday 03 May 2021 - Friday 07 May 2021

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 CFD for Atmospheric Flows 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 online Lecture Series 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 directors are Prof. Jeroen van Beeck and Dr. Sophia Buckingham from the von Karman Institute.

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Location

Online Lecture Series

Programme

(updated 26/03/2021)

Monday 3 May 2021

09:20 - 09:30 Welcome

09:30 - 10:45 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows
Prof. Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30 Introduction to the simulation of atmospheric flows
Prof. Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45 Turbulence model formulation and dispersion modelling for the CFD simulation of flows around obstacles and on complex terrains
Prof. Alessandro Parente, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

14:45 - 15:15  Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30 Turbulence model formulation and dispersion modelling for the CFD simulation of flows around obstacles and on complex terrains
Prof. Alessandro Parente, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

16:30  -17:30 Reception /  e-Apero

Tuesday 4 May 2021

09:15 - 10:30 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range
Prof. Sukanta Basu, TU Delft, the Netherlands

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range
Prof. Sukanta Basu, TU Delft, the Netherlands

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:30 Simulation of the atmospheric flows at mesoscale range (cont’d)
Prof. Sukanta Basu, TU Delft, the Netherlands

14:30 -15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:15 Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows
Prof. Catherine Gorlé, Stanford University, USA

Wednesday 5 May 2021

09:15 - 10:30  Uncertainty Quantification for ABL flows (cont’d)
Prof. Catherine Gorlé, Stanford University, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15 Predicting wind loading on buildings
Prof. Catherine Gorlé, Stanford University, USA

12:15 - 13:15  Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:30 Coupling mesoscale (WRF) to microscale simulations
Dr. Orkun Temel, Royal Observatory of Belgium

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:15 Atmospheric flows and wind energy: Development, calibration, and uncertainty quantification of physics-based and physics-informed data driven models
Prof. Michael F. Howland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Thursday 6 May 2021

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15  Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows
Dr. Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:30 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (cont’d)
Dr. Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

14:30 -15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:15  Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (cont’d)
Dr. Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Friday 7 May 2021

09:15 - 10:30 Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
Dr. Javier Sanz Rodrigo, Siemens Gamesa, Spain

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15  Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
Dr. Javier Sanz Rodrigo, Siemens Gamesa, Spain

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:30  Generation of resolved atmospheric boundary layer turbulence in RANS-to-LES transitions using a stochastic temperature perturbation
Dr. Domingo Munoz-Esparza, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

14:30 -15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:15 Generation of resolved atmospheric boundary layer turbulence in RANS-to-LES transitions using a stochastic temperature perturbation
Dr. Domingo Munoz-Esparza, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

Early bird registration fee (until March 3, 2021 included)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the lecture series will be organized online until the end of June 2021. 
Consequently, we reduce the price of the lecture series as from 1st of January 2021 until the end of June 2021.
You find below the new price list. 

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

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