Experimental and numerical study of wind flow behind windbreaks

Santigo del Río, José Luis and Martín, F. and Cuerva Tejero, Alvaro and Bezdenejnykh, N.A. and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro (2007). Experimental and numerical study of wind flow behind windbreaks. "Atmospheric Environment", v. 41 (n. 30); pp. 6406-6420. ISSN 1352-2310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.01.014.

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Title: Experimental and numerical study of wind flow behind windbreaks
Author/s:
  • Santigo del Río, José Luis
  • Martín, F.
  • Cuerva Tejero, Alvaro
  • Bezdenejnykh, N.A.
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Atmospheric Environment
Date: September 2007
ISSN: 1352-2310
Volume: 41
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The shelter effect of a windbreak protects aggregate piles and provides a reduction of particle emissions in harbours. RANS (Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes equations) simulations using three variants of k–ε (standard k–ε, RNG k–ε and realizable k–ε) turbulence closure models have been performed to analyse wind flow characteristics behind an isolated fence located on a flat surface without roughness elements. The performance of the three turbulence models has been assessed by wind tunnel experiments. Cases of fences with different porosities (φ) have been evaluated using wind tunnel experiments as well as numerical simulations. The aim is to determine an optimum porosity for sheltering effect of an isolated windbreak. A value of 0.35 was found as the optimum value among the studied porosities (φ=0, 0.1, 0.24, 0.35, 0.4, 0.5).

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Item ID: 39706
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39706/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39706
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.01.014
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231007000829
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 16 Mar 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 14:37
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