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Review of Research Advances in CFD Techniques for the Simulation of Urban Wind Environments

Pengfei Ju1,2,*, Mingrui Li3,4, Jingying Wang3,4

1 Tianjin Key Laboratory for Advanced Mechatronic System Design and Intelligent Control, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, 300384, China
2 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Education (Tianjin University of Technology), Tianjin, 300384, China
3 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, China
4 Shandong Engineering Laboratory for High-Efficiency Energy Conservation and Energy Storage Technology & Equipment, Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, China

* Corresponding Author: Pengfei Ju. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Recent Advances in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2022, 18(2), 449-462.


Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has become the main method for the prediction of the properties of the external wind environment in cities and other urban contexts. A review is presented of the existing literature in terms of boundary conditions, building models, computational domains, computational grids, and turbulence models. Some specific issues, such as the accuracy/computational cost ratio and the exploitation of existing empirical correlations, are also examined.


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Ju, P., Li, M., Wang, J. (2022). Review of Research Advances in CFD Techniques for the Simulation of Urban Wind Environments. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(2), 449–462.

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