Faculty Publications

Title

Direct two-phase numerical simulation of snowdrift remediation using three-dimensional deflection fins

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Deflection fin simulations, Direct snowfall simulations, Drifting simulations

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

71

Last Page

78

Abstract

We present a versatile three - dimensional two - phase model for simulating snow drift relocation around buildings utilizing deflection fins of various shapes and sizes. The first phase involves numerically obtaining the air velocity profile around the building and fin using a velocity - pressure Navier - Stokes algorithm, while the second phase involves direct classical simulation of snowfall with particle - particle, particle - surface and one - way particle gusting wind interactions introduced to control accumulation, erosion, clumping and drifting. Because the simulation technique is direct, it is potentially useful for storms and surfaces with widely varying conditions. We are also able to consider the effect of crosswinds.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.36884/jafm.5.03.19447

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