Special Issue "Computational Simulation of Pollution Dispersion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Darrell W. Pepper

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, 89154 Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Interests: pollution; computational methods; numerical simulation; modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many practical problems involving pollutant dispersion involve numerical simulation to quantify and assess potential hazards to the public. Recent events involving terrorist activities, accidental releases of toxic materials, groundwater contamination, and indoor air pollution are just a few of the areas where assessing pollutant dispersion is of paramount importance. Accurate modelling of pollutant dispersion within any environmental medium requires knowledge of the source terms, the exchange coefficients, the geometrical domain of interest, advection, and chemical reaction rates if warranted. Many early models exist that were based on simplified analytical approaches, which have proven to still be proficient within an order of magnitude of actual measurements (when available). More recent numerical models, along with the increased power of computing, have led to sophisticated approaches that contain a great deal more physics, and provide quite accurate solutions. While experimental measurements still provide the best assessments, there are just too many instances when such results are unattainable or very sparse. There is an even more continued need today to be able to provide quick and accurate estimates in assessing environmental consequences stemming from the spread of contaminants.

Prof. Darrell W. Pepper
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • numerical simulation
  • environmental transport and dispersion
  • contaminant transport
  • species modeling
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • turbulence
  • porous media flow and transport
  • indoor air quality
  • emergency response

Published Papers

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