date_range Débute le 9 novembre 2015
event_note Se termine le 21 décembre 2015
list 6 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

Have we reached the boundaries of what can be achieved in sports and building design? The answer is definitely “NO”. This course explains basic aspects of bluff body aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with application to sports and building aerodynamics. It is intended for anyone with a strong interest in these topics. Key fields addressed are urban physics, wind engineering and sports engineering.

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Le programme

This is a six-week course with the following contents:

Week 1: Basic aspects of fluid flow

  1. Fluid properties - part 1 (velocity, pressure, temperature)
  2. Fluid properties - part 2 (density)
  3. Fluid properties - part 3 (viscosity)
  4. Flow properties - part 1
  5. Flow properties - part 2
  6. Fluid statics, kinematics, dynamics
  7. Boundary layers - part 1
  8. Boundary layers - part 2
  9. Boundary layers - part 3
  10. The atmospheric boundary layer

Week 2:  Wind-tunnel testing

  1. Why wind-tunnel testing?
  2. Wind-tunnel types and applications
  3. The atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel
  4. Wind-tunnel components
  5. Measurements and flow visualization
  6. Similarity and flow quality
  7. Best practice guidelines

Week 3: Computational Fluid Dynamics

  1. Computational Fluid Dynamics: what, why and how?
  2. Approximate forms of the Navier-Stokes equations
  3. Turbulence modeling
  4. Some aspects of discretization
  5. Near-wall modeling
  6. Errors and uncertainty, verification and validation
  7. Best practice guidelines
  8. Computational Wind Engineering – Part 1
  9. Computational Wind Engineering – Part 2

Week 4:  Building aerodynamics

  1. Wind flow around buildings – part 1
  2. Wind flow around buildings – part 2
  3. Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings – part 1
  4. Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings – part 2
  5. Pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings – part 3
  6. Natural ventilation of buildings
  7. Wind-driven rain on building facades – part 1
  8. Wind-driven rain on building facades – part 2
  9. Wind energy in the built environment – part 1
  10. Wind energy in the built environment – part 2

Week 5: 100 m sprint aerodynamics

  1. Why study sprint aerodynamics?
  2. Mathematical-physical model of running
  3. Wind effects
  4. Altitude effects
  5. Stadium aerodynamics and sprint records
  6. Interview with a professional athletics coach

Week 6:  Cycling aerodynamics

  1. Why study cycling aerodynamics?
  2. Wind-tunnel testing for a single cyclist – Part 1
  3. Wind-tunnel testing for a single cyclist – Part 2
  4. CFD simulations for a single cyclist
  5. Aerodynamics of two drafting cyclists
  6. Aerodynamics of drafting cyclist groups
  7. Aerodynamics of car-cyclist combinations
  8. Interview  with professional cycling coaches from teams Belkin and RaboLiv

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Les intervenants

  • Bert Blocken - Department of the Built Environment
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Le concepteur

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research-driven, design-oriented university of technology with a strong international focus. The university was founded in 1956, and has around 8,500 students and 3,000 staff. TU/e has defined strategic areas focusing on the societal challenges in Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. The Brainport Eindhoven region is one of world’s smartest; it won the title Intelligent Community of the Year 2011.
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