Title: The COST 732 Best Practice Guideline for CFD simulation of flows in the urban environment: a summary

Authors: Jorg Franke, Antti Hellsten, K. Heinke Schlunzen, Bertrand Carissimo

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Fluid- and Thermodynamics, University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9-11, 57076 Siegen, Germany. ' Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland. ' Meteorological Institute, ZMAW, University of Hamburg, Bundesstr 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany. ' CEREA, Teaching and Research Centre in Atmospheric Environment (ENPC/EDF R&D), 6 Quai Watier, 78400 CHATOU Cedex, France

Abstract: This paper is a summary of the ||Best Practice Guideline|| (BPG) document (Franke et al., 2007) produced in the framework of the European COST Action 732 ||Quality assurance and improvement of micro-scale meteorological models||, available from the site given in the reference section. The full document provides guidelines for undertaking simulations that are used to evaluate micro-scale obstacle-accommodating meteorological models. This paper provides an overview of the topics covered in the full document without reproducing the specific recommendations.

Keywords: best practice guidelines; CFD; computational fluid dynamics; validation; RANS; micro-scale models; obstacle-accommodating models; meteorology modelling; urban flow; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.038443

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.44 No.1/2/3/4, pp.419 - 427

Published online: 07 Feb 2011 *

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