Modelling Translating Tornado-Like Wind Flow using CFD Simulations
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.
F. Yuan et al., "Modelling Translating Tornado-Like Wind Flow using CFD Simulations," Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2017 (2017, Gainesville, FL), pp. 968 - 976, American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE), May 2017.
13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2017, ACWE 2017 (2017: May 21-24, Gainesville, FL)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Center for High Performance Computing Research
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)
Article - Conference proceedings
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01 May 2017