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High-Resolution Cfd Modelling and Prediction of Terrain-Induced Wind Shear and Turbulence for Aviation Safety.

Abstract

The paper describes the ability of a high-resolution Computational Fluid Dynamics model to predict terrain-induced turbulence and wind shear close to the ground for aviation safety. The capabilities of the model are demonstrated by applying it to the
Sandnessjøen Airport, Stokka, in Norway, an airport that is located in a mountainous
area. The model is able to forecast turbulence in real time and trigger an alert when
atmospheric conditions might result in high wind shear and turbulence. It is nested with
two coarser grid mesoscale meteorological models, and constitute an hourly operational
turbulence forecast system for 20 Norwegian airports at the time of writing.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 216465

Language

English

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Year

2019

Publisher

International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)

Book

MekIT’19 - 10th National Conference on Computational Mechanics (Trondheim, Norway, 3-4 June 2019)

ISBN

978-84-949194-9-7

Page(s)

323 - 341

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