On dynamics of the flow in gap between two buildings in tandem configuration
Department of Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Dolejškova 5, 182 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic
2 Department of Power System Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Universitní 8, 306 14 Plzeň, Czech Republic
3 Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, CTU in Prague, Břehová 78/7, 115 19 Prague 1, Czech Republic
4 Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, 21 Armii Krajowej Av, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
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Published online: 11 July 2022
Two buildings differing in height in tandem configuration are subjected to a turbulent boundary layer flow. The physical modelling in a wind tunnel has been performed, Particle Image Velocimetry in horizontal planes has been applied. The time-mean flow-field is dominated by the contrarotating vortex pair in the near-wake of the upstream building forming strong back-flow in this wake. Dynamical activity is located close to the bigger downstream building below the level of the smaller building roof. The dynamical structures in the space between them are studied using advanced analytical methods, Oscillation Pattern Decomposition (OPD). The 3 important OPD modes were detected differing by topology and frequency. The 2 OPD modes are characterized by vortical structures formed within the wake of the smaller upstream building and moving downstream towards the bigger building. The last OPD mode shows strong pulsation transversal flow in front of the bigger building. Typical frequency of the cyclo-stationary behaviour could be characterized by the Strouhal number in the range from 0.09 up to 0.15.
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