There is a need for information on dispersion and infiltration of chemical and biological agents in complex building environments. A recent collaborative study conducted at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and Bechtel Corporation Research and Development had the objective of assessing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for simulation of flow around complicated buildings through a comparison of experimental and numerical results. The test facility used in the experiments was INEEL’s unique large Matched-Index-of-Refraction (MIR) flow system. The CFD code used for modeling was Fluent, a widely available commercial flow simulation package. For the experiment, a building plan was selected to approximately represent an existing facility. It was found that predicted velocity profiles from above the building and in front of the building were in good agreement with the measurements.
Physical and Computational Modeling for Chemical and Biological Weapons Airflow Applications
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Knight, KJ, Barringer, C, Berkoe, JM, McCreery, GE, Pink, RJ, & McEligot, DM. "Physical and Computational Modeling for Chemical and Biological Weapons Airflow Applications." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Fluids Engineering. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. November 17–22, 2002. pp. 149-156. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2002-39451
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