71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

V0075: Flow patterns in urban neighborhoods under hurricane force winds

  • Xiaohai Jiang, The City College of New York
  • Yiannis Andreopoulos, The City College of New York
  • Zhexuan Wang, The City College of New York
  • Joan Gomez, The City College of New York
  • Oleg Goushcha, Manhattan College
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2018.GFM.V0075

Future climate change may affect the frequency and strength of hurricanes reaching New York City. Such wind exposures can increase substantially wind loading on buildings especially in neighborhoods near waterfronts. The flow field generated by a hurricane impacting a typical NY City neighborhood located in the Lower East Side has been investigated computationally by using LES modeling. The animations provide a detailed dynamical flow pattern near and in between buildings as well as pressure distribution on them. Comparison with experimental results to evaluate the model is underway.This work is sponsored by NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency and Department of Buildings

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