Random vortex models in wind engineering

George Turkiyyah*, Dorothy Reed, Jiyao Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Random vortex methods are Lagrangian particle-based numerical simulation schemes especially appropriate for Wind Engineering simulations. Vortex methods do not suffer from numerical diffusion and hence can model flows characterized by high Reynolds numbers. Their grid-free nature makes them also attractive for complex geometries where the adaptive mesh generation needed in grid-based simulations can be avoided. In this paper, we briefly describe random vortex methods and show some early results from a two dimensional implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)
EditorsKhalil Khozeimeh
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0784400261
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1st Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 22 1994

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering (New York)


OtherProceedings of the 1st Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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