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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

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Numerical Analysis Seminars: Turbulent flow in urban street canyons: predictability and vortex interactions

Presented by Keith Ngan, City University of Hong Kong

17 June 2014 16:00 in CM 105

The street canyon is the basic unit of modern cities. It has received
attention from urban planners, mechanical engineers and fluid dynamicists.
From a fluid-dynamical perspective, street-canyon flow, on account of its
heterogeneity, presents difficulties that are not encountered in canonical
turbulent and boundary-layer flows.

In this talk I review the computational modelling of turbulent flow in
street canyons and discuss recent results on predictability and vortex
interactions. Prospects for future research directions will be discussed.

Contact patrick.dondl@durham.ac.uk for more information