von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Lecture Series - CFD for Atmospheric Flows and Wind Engineering

Monday 08 May 2023 - Friday 12 May 2023

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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 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 Dr. Sophia Buckingham and Dr. Wim Munters from the von Karman Institute.

Location (on-site only)

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

Parking and Safety Information

Parking places are available on the premises, just before the security fence.

To enter, please ring the bell at the fence.

Programme

Monday 8 May 2023

08:45 Registration

09:15 Welcome address

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 VKI

Tuesday 9 May 2023

09:15 - 10:30 Mesoscale modelling of atmospheric flows with applications to offshore wind energy
Dr. Wim Munters, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15 Modelling wind energy in the atmospheric boundary layer
Prof. Michael F. Howland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45 Introduction to uncertainty quantification for atmospheric boundary layer flows
Prof. Catherine Gorlé, Stanford University, USA

14:45 -15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30 Uncertainty Quantification for wind energy applications

Prof. Michael F. Howland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Wednesday 10 May 2023

09:15 - 10:30 Uncertainty Quantification for environmental wind engineering applications
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 - 13:30 Lunch Break

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45 Coupling mesoscale (WRF) to microscale simulations
Dr. Orkun Temel, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows
Dr. Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Thursday 11 May 2023

09:15 - 10:30 Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric flows (cont’d)
Dr. Branko Kosovic, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

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

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45 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

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30 Visit of the VKI Labs

Friday 12 May 2023

09:15 - 10:30 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

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 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45 Mesoscale to microscale wind farm flow modelling and evaluation
Dr. Javier Sanz Rodrigo, Siemens Gamesa, Spain

14:45 End of the Lecture Series

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

Deadline Early Bird Registration: 8 March 2023

Deadline to register (on-site): 24 April 2023

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%

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode