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Wind and Structures
  Volume 18, Number 5, May 2014, pages 549-566
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/was.2014.18.5.549
 


A hybrid numerical simulation method for typhoon wind field over complex terrain
Wenfeng Huang and Huanlin Zhou

 
Abstract
    In spite of progress in the numerical simulation of typhoon wind field in atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), using typhoon wind field model in conjunction with Monte Carlo simulation method can only accurately evaluate typhoon wind field over a general terrain. This method is not enough for a reliable evaluation of typhoon wind field over the actual complex terrain with surface roughness and topography variations. To predict typhoon wind field over the actual complex terrain in ABL, a hybrid numerical simulation method combined typhoon simulation used the typhoon wind field model proposed by Meng et al. (1995) and CFD simulation in which the Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and k-e turbulence model are used. Typhoon wind filed during typhoon Dujuan and Imbudo are simulated using the hybrid numerical simulation method, and compared with the results predicted by the typhoon wind field model and the wind field measurement data collected by Fugro Geotechnical Services (FGS) in Hong Kong at the bridge site from the field monitoring system of wind turbulence parameters (FMS-WTP) to validate the feasibility and accuracy of the hybrid numerical simulation method. The comparison demonstrates that the hybrid numerical simulation method gives more accurate prediction to typhoon wind speed and direction, because the effect of topography is taken into account in the hybrid numerical simulation method.
 
Key Words
    typhoon wind field; complex terrain; CFD simulation; field measurement data; comparison
 
Address
Wenfeng Huang and Huanlin Zhou: School of Civil Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui, 230009, China
 

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