The present paper aims to expose the Mesoscale-Microscale numerical approach adopted for studying the air fluxes inside an urban area located in the city of Pescara (Italy). The data, recorded by a real anemometer, are compared with three Mesoscale models (Pleim-Xiu, Blackadar and MRF-LSM), each of them presents five nested domains. On the bases of the monthly values of Root Mean Square Error, BIAS and Standard Deviation, the most accurate mesoscale model is identified and evaluated. On the Microscale side, instead, two cylindrical domains are studied. The first model considers only the topography of the terrain, whereas the other also adds the buildings present inside the investigated area. The domains, with a diameter of 6 [km] and a height equal to 0.5 [km], are studied by assuming the incoming wind from four different directions. Comparisons are then made among wind speeds and directional inflows obtained from the two models. Mesoscale analyses are carried out with the weather forecast software MM5, and Microscale simulations are performed with the commercial software STAR-CCM+.

Determination of Wind Pattern Inside an Urban Area Through a Mesoscale-Microscale Approach

Ricci R.
2020

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The present paper aims to expose the Mesoscale-Microscale numerical approach adopted for studying the air fluxes inside an urban area located in the city of Pescara (Italy). The data, recorded by a real anemometer, are compared with three Mesoscale models (Pleim-Xiu, Blackadar and MRF-LSM), each of them presents five nested domains. On the bases of the monthly values of Root Mean Square Error, BIAS and Standard Deviation, the most accurate mesoscale model is identified and evaluated. On the Microscale side, instead, two cylindrical domains are studied. The first model considers only the topography of the terrain, whereas the other also adds the buildings present inside the investigated area. The domains, with a diameter of 6 [km] and a height equal to 0.5 [km], are studied by assuming the incoming wind from four different directions. Comparisons are then made among wind speeds and directional inflows obtained from the two models. Mesoscale analyses are carried out with the weather forecast software MM5, and Microscale simulations are performed with the commercial software STAR-CCM+.
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