Optimization of model coefficients for different configurations and densities of car molds: Development of CFD model for reproducing aerodynamic effects of moving automobiles (Part 1)

Yuichi Tabata, Akashi Mochida, Naoko Konno, Aya Kikuchi, Takashi Maruyama, Aya Hagishima, Jun Tanimoto

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a simulation method for predicting the wind environment and turbulent diffusion process, whichare affected by moving automobiles within the real situation of urban street canyon. In this study, a simulation method to reproduce the aerodynamic effects generated from the moving automobiles based on the methodology of canopy models, namely 'Vehicle Canopy Model', was developed. Furthermore, a series of wind tunnel measurements of flow over car-shaped roughness elements and the dragforces caused by the roughness with different configurations and densities were carried out. By comparing the results of CFD predictions of the developed 'Vehicle Canopy Model' with experimental data, the accuracy of the developed model was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-837
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Volume76
Issue number667
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011

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Automobiles
Aerodynamics
Computational fluid dynamics
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Surface roughness
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Optimization of model coefficients for different configurations and densities of car molds : Development of CFD model for reproducing aerodynamic effects of moving automobiles (Part 1). / Tabata, Yuichi; Mochida, Akashi; Konno, Naoko; Kikuchi, Aya; Maruyama, Takashi; Hagishima, Aya; Tanimoto, Jun.

In: Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 76, No. 667, 01.09.2011, p. 831-837.

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