CFD Evaluation of airflow patterns around beachhouses with different wind facing sides

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Abstract

The attractiveness of beaches to people has led, in many places, to the construction of buildings at the beach-dune interface. Buildings change the local
airflow patterns which, in turn, alter the sediment transport pathways and magnitudes. This induces erosion and deposition patterns around the structures.
In this study, a numerical model is developed using the open-source computational fluid dynamics solver OpenFOAM. First, the impact of wind facing surface on the near-surface airflow patterns is investigated. Second, the near-surface horizontal divergence of the velocity field is calculated to interpret the impact of changes in airflow patterns on potential erosion and deposition patterns around the buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages364
Number of pages366
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2021
Event13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements, ETMM 2021 - hybrid event, Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 15 Sept 202117 Sept 2021
Conference number: 13
https://etmm.ercoftac.org/etmm/past-etmm-conference/etmm-13-in-rhodes-20/
http://etmm.ercoftac.org/etmm13/

Conference

Conference13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements, ETMM 2021
Abbreviated titleETMM 2021
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period15/09/2117/09/21
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