Physical and Numerical Simulation of the Flow around Porous Elements and Double Skin Façades

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 561

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
DICAM, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: wind engineering; computational fluid dynamics; synthetic turbulence; bluff body aerodynamics

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Guest Editor
DICAM, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: computational wind engineering; multiphysics modelling; computational fluid dynamics; bluff body aerodynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Porous elements and double skin façades are becoming increasingly popular in modern architecture. In particular, porous barriers are often mounted on bridge decks in order to protect vehicles against strong cross-winds while porous claddings can be used in order to visually emphasize the volume of framed structures. In addition, the use of porous elements is becoming particularly important as external layer of double skin façades, often used to improve the building performance in terms of internal comfort and energy consumption.

The prediction of the air flow over such elements is of fundamental importance for the assessment of the building or structure overall aerodynamic performance. Unfortunately, the small dimensions of the pores with respect to the overall structure size make the problem inherently multi-scale and difficult to be simulated by means of wind tunnel tests and computational fluid dynamics based numerical simulations.  

This Special Issue will collect contributions focused on the simulation of the flow around porous elements and double-skin façades by means of both physical and numerical models. Contributions might include fundamental research as well as detailed descriptions of case studies, developing cutting-edge methodologies for their analysis. 

Dr. Luca Patruno
Prof. Dr. Stefano de Miranda
Guest Editors

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  • porosity
  • porous elements
  • porous barriers
  • wind shields
  • cladding
  • double skin façades
  • aerodynamics
  • bluff body aerodynamics
  • wind engineering
  • computational wind engineering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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