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Numerical simulation of aerosols in an aircraft wake using a 3D LES solver and a detailed microphysical model

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 28, 2014)

The global impact of aviation on the atmosphere is generally determined using the total amount of gas and particulate matter emitted at the aircraft engine exit but generally ignore some of the physical transformations occurring at much smaller scales in the aircraft wake. In this work, we present an offline alternative method based on the use of ...

A Lagrangian stochastic model for estimating the high order statistics of a fluctuating plume in the neutral boundary layer

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

We use a Lagrangian stochastic micromixing model to predict the concentration fluctuations of a continuous release in a neutral boundary layer. We present the computational algorithm that implements the interaction by exchange with the conditional mean model and we compare the numerical solutions with the experimental values in order to evaluate ...

Large-eddy simulation of flows over two-dimensional idealised street canyons with height variation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

A series of large-eddy simulation (LES) models consisting of two-dimensional (2D) idealised street canyons with building height variability (BHV) are examined. Building blocks with two different heights are placed alternately in the computational domains, constructing repeated street canyons of building-height-to-street-width (aspect) ratio (AR) ...

On formulating equations for plume spreads for near-surface releases

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Recent concerns about effects of automobile emissions on the health of people living close to roads have motivated an examination of models to estimate dispersion in the surface boundary layer. This examination led to new formulations for horizontal and vertical plume spread described in Venkatram et al. (2013). Concentration estimates based on ...

Prescribed burn smoke impact in the Lake Tahoe Basin: model simulation and field verification

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 30, 2013)

Smoke dispersion modelling based on the Fire Emission Production Simulator and the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (FEPS-HYSPLIT) model was applied to prescribed burns in the Lake Tahoe Basin (LTB) during fall 2011. This, in conjunction with measurements at sources and real-time ambient PM 2.5 monitoring around LTB, ...

Comparative study of fecal bacterial decay models for the simulation of plumes of submarine sewage outfalls

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 8, 2013)

In the literature, analytical models have been shown to be extremely useful for estimating the decay rates of coliform as fecal indicator microorganisms, providing reliable predictions of bathing conditions in coastal and continental waters. Although a number of different formulations have been developed in the literature, each one may only be ...

Comparison of hazard area and casualty predictions of a small-scale chemical attack using various toxic load toxicity models

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

It has been observed that the toxic load model can better account for toxic effects from chemical exposures than Haber’s law. However, the toxic load model has been experimentally validated only for steady exposures. We compare four proposed extensions of the toxic load model to the case of time-varying exposures. We conclude that the choice of ...

Model comparison in simulating the atmospheric dispersion of a pollutant plume in low wind conditions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 13, 2012)

This study investigates the performance of different air pollution dispersion models in low wind conditions. The models have been applied to two sites frequently characterised by weak winds: the cities of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in the Po River Valley (Northern Italy). The emission sources are the municipal waste incinerator (Modena) and a ...

Using plume rise schemes to model highly buoyant plumes from large fires

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 8, 2011)

The atmospheric dispersion model Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME) is used to simulate the smoke plume from the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot. Simple modelling, in which the plume rise is included through an effective elevated source term, captures the transport and spread of the plume well. More complex ...

An agent-based modeling framework for sociotechnical simulation of water distribution contamination events

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 25, 2013)

In the event that a contaminant is introduced to a water distribution network, a large population of consumers may risk exposure. Selecting mitigation actions to protect public health may be difficult, as contamination is a poorly predictable dynamic event. Consumers who become aware of an event may select protective actions to change their water ...

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