Title

Modelling Translating Tornado-Like Wind Flow using CFD Simulations

Abstract

This study investigates and compares two different strategies to simulate the translating motion of tornadoes, which are to establish the relative motion between the tornado and the ground, or to move the swirling wind flow directly. To be specific, two approaches based on the two different strategies are applied to model the translating motion of the tornado-like wind flow. By comparing the generated overall and near-ground wind flow with the real-world tornadoes, the proper way to simulate the translation of tornadoes is determined.

Meeting Name

13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2017, ACWE 2017 (2017: May 21-24, Gainesville, FL)

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Tornadoes; CFD simulations; Real-world; Relative motion; Tornado-like vortices; Wind flow; Computational fluid dynamics; Tornado simulation; Translating tornado

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-5108-5482-6

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE), All rights reserved.

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