University of Reading Research Data Archive

Comparison of Silsoe Refresh Cube Campaign (RCC) Full-scale, Wind tunnel and CFD methodologies

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Full-scale: Measurements undertaken at Silsoe, UK, on a pressure tapped cube. Wind, temperature, surface pressure, and concentration measurements were undertaken. Most equipment measured at 10Hz aside from concentration measurements and meteorological measurements. The cube was isolated and surrounded by eight other cubes of similar size during the experiment to monitor the effects of sheltering.

Experiments were conducted in the Environmental Flow Research Centre (EnFlo), University of Surrey �A� wind tunnel (low speed open circuit). The test section is 0.6 m high, 0.9 m wide and 4.5 m long and is constructed of wood and metal with glass side panels.

Computer fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation:
A transient Navier-Stokes finite-volume simulation k-? sheer stress transport (SST) scale adaptive simulation (SAS) turbulence model was used to model the isolated cube and array at full-scale in Ansys Fluent 17.1 (Ansys Canonsburg, PA, USA). The k-? SST SAS model is a hybrid RANS-LES model that has shown superior results to steady state RANS and has been detailed for this purpose in King et al. (2017).

For more details see: Gough et al (2019), Gough et al (2018a), Gough et al (2018b) and Gough 2017 (reference list included in files).

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Gough, Hannah ORCID logoORCID:, Barlow, Janet, Halios, Christos ORCID logoORCID: and King, Marco-Felipe ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: Hannah Gough, University of Reading, University of Leeds
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2019
Data last accessed: 22 June 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, University of Leeds, University of Surrey, University of Birmingham, University of Southampton
Keywords: Silsoe, CFD, wind tunnel, Flow, cubes, full-scale, ventilation, urban, RCC
Data Availability: OPEN


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