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An evening in celebration of our young wind engineering researchers

Event organised by Wind Engineering Society

Date
21 February 2024
Time
18:00 - 19:30 GMT
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

There are three talks which will be given by two students and a postgraduate researcher, and will cover both experimental and computational wind engineering techniques aimed at assessing and investigating airflow in complex urban environments.

Sam’s talk will introduce uDALES v2.0, an open-source multi-physics microscale urban modelling framework, capable of performing largeeddy simulation (LES) of urban airflow, heat transfer, and pollutant dispersion. Its main new features and applications to the urban environment will be presented.

Tom’s talk will focus on optical experimental techniques used to measure the spread of a dye over a model of Southampton. These experiments were carried out using water as a medium to approximate air at a reduced scale.

Joy’s talk will focus on a novel experimental technique developed for measuring concentration of pollutant dispersion. The hypothesis of her research is that a correlation exists between gas concentration and surface pressure, a much easier parameter to measure. 

Organised by

The UK Wind Engineering Society

The UK Wind Engineering Society

The WES exists to promote the advancement and application of knowledge in all aspects of wind engineering.

Programme

17:30 - 18:00

Refreshments in Kendal's foyer

18:00 - 19:30

Lecture in the Godfrey Mitchell theatre

Speakers

Sam Owens

Sam Owens

Imperial College London

PhD Student

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Sam Owens

Sam Owens is a final-year PhD student at Imperial College London supervised by professor Maarten van Reeuwijk. In addition to developing uDALES v2.0, his research involves modelling surface heat exchanges over a diurnal cycle of the urban boundary layer.

During his PhD he completed a secondment at Foster+Partners looking into using uDALES for realistic case studies.

Tomos Rich

Tomos Rich

University of Southampton

PhD Student

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Tomos Rich

Tom is a final year PhD student at the University of Southampton, working with Dr Christina Vanderwel to model urban air pollution using experimental techniques. Previously Tom obtained his BEng from Swansea University in aerospace engineering, and his MSc in computational aerodynamics from the University of Southampton.

Joy Schmeer

Joy Schmeer

University of Surrey

PhD student

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Joy Schmeer

Joy Schmeer is pursuing a Ph.D. in Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow at the University of Surrey, with a prestigious SCENARIO Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on pollutant transport, air quality, and the urban environment, involving innovative experimental campaigns in the EnFlo wind tunnel.

As part of her first-class honours BEng in mechanical engineering from the University of Surrey, she published in the Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics and gained international research experience during her industrial placement year at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, in France.

Joy Schmeer's accomplishments have been recognised with awards such as the Wind Engineering Society's Young Researcher Prize and the Judges' Choice Award in the Three Minute Thesis competition.

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

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