Title

Prediction of Species Transport in Urban Canyons Using an H-Adaptive Finite Element Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Publication Title

Development and Application of Computer Techniques to Environmental Studies, Computational Mechanics Publications

First page number:

55

Last page number:

64

Abstract

A three-dimensional h-adaptive finite element model has been developed for predicting airflow and particulate dispersion within urban canyons.

Petrov-Galerkin weighting for the advection terms, mass lumping and h- adaptation are used in the model.

The code has been used for the solution of many environmental transport problems including calculation of atmospheric wind fields over the Nevada Test Site, Las Vegas Valley, and species transport for indoor environments.

Keywords

Air flow – Forecasting – Mathematical models; Particles (Nuclear physics) – Mathematical models; Scattering (Physics) – Mathematical models

Disciplines

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Engineering Physics | Environmental Engineering | Fluid Dynamics | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.2495/ENV980061

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