Numerical Simulation Method for Unsteady Wind Field around Building


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A large eddy simulation algorithm for numerically calculating unsteady wind field around complex geometry building was given. In this algorithm, a curvilinear coordinate system was used to formulate the numerical model, so the complex wind-structure interface could be described precisely. Governing equations were discretized by central differencing schemes with co-located grids. The convection velocity was interpolated by using Rhie-Chow method in order to avoid the inherent odd-even decoupling problem. A common Maker and Cell (MAC) scheme was used to split the velocity-pressure linkage in Navier-Stockes (NS) equation. An explicit Adams-Bashforth differencing scheme was applied for time marching. A corresponding computer code was developed and was validated by performing on simulation of wind field around full-scale Texas Tech University (TTU) building model. Furthermore, the simulation results were compared with corresponding field measure data and wind-tunnel experiment results reported by other authors. The comparison showed that this algorithm is feasible for numerical simulation of unsteady wind field around buildings.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li






Q. Li et al., "Numerical Simulation Method for Unsteady Wind Field around Building", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 521-526, 2011

Online since:

May 2011




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