Accession Number : AD0751589

Title :   Numerical Simulation of Wind, Temperature, Shear Stress and Turbulent Energy over Nonhomogeneous Terrain.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS FLUID DYNAMICS AND DIFFUSION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Huang,Chin-hua ; Nickerson,E. C.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 273

Abstract : Airflow in the atmospheric surface layer over nonhomogeneous surfaces with discontinuities in surface roughness and temperature is investigated by numerical techniques. A computational scheme is developed for solving the steady state two-dimensional boundary layer equations. Several theorems of convergence are proved. A successful numerical test, which has been compared to the exact solution, is achieved. Some iterative schemes, which have already enjoyed considerable success without theoretical support are here shown to be convergent. The variations in pressure and buoyancy force associated with changes in surface roughness have been neglected by previous investigators whose work is included in the present study. The numerical results of velocity and shear stress are compared with wind tunnel and field data. The roughness and temperature discontinuities are shown to have an effect on the upstream as well as the downstream flow conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER), WIND, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SHEAR STRESSES, TERRAIN, VELOCITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ITERATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE