Special Issue "Computational Methods in Wind Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2018).
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; combustion; heat and mass transfer
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Wind engineering is a truly interdisciplinary area encompassing many branches, such as meteorology, geographic information systems, fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, urban planning, energy and environment, as well as probability and statistics. Wind loads on structures (buildings, towers, bridges), pedestrian comfort, city ventilation, wind effects on ventilation in buildings and vehicles, pollution dispersion in urban areas, as well as wind energy harvesting, have been typical focal areas in wind engineering. Beyond this non-exhaustive list, issues related to climate change are gaining significance.
In wind engineering, in parallel to all other engineering disciplines, the impact of computational methods is rapidly increasing. As far as the computational aspects are concerned, wind engineering embodies a series of specific challenges including the availability of suitable validation data, definition of boundaries and boundary conditions, scale disparities, as well as fluid-structure interaction.
The present Special Issue aims to present the recent advances in the development and application of computational methods in wind engineering, in all related questions, according but not limited to those listed in the brief overview above. In addition to original research papers, review papers on the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives are invited.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ali Cemal Benim
Manuscript Submission Information
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computational fluid dynamics
computational structural dynamics
wind loads on structures
city and building ventilation
urban pollutant dispersion