Numerical analysis of fluid-structure interaction between wind flow and trees

C. J. Gan, S. M. Salim

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    Numerical simulations based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are performed to investigate the fluid-structure interaction of trees subjected to wind loads. Pressure and velocity fields including mechanical effects on tree trunks are compared between gentle breeze and severe tropical storm conditions and it is observed that tree damage is likely to occur for the latter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
    PublisherNewswood Limited
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9789881925350
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014


    ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Atmospheric boundary layer flows
    • CFD
    • Fluid-structure interaction
    • Trees
    • Turbulence
    • Wind loads

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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