Laboratory of Building- and Environmental Aerodynamics
Director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Bodo Ruck
Institute for Hydromechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Kaiserstr. 12, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel.:  +49 (0)721 608 43897, Fax:  +49 (0)721 608 43191

Objectives

The laboratory of building- and environmental aerodynamics (LGU) works in the field of interaction of atmospheric boundary layer flows and buildings or natural structures.

 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) A  Classical building aerodynamics
 -  wind loads on buildings and structures
 -  wind velocity and pressure fields on buildings and structures
 -  wind induced vibrations of buildings and structures
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) B  Spreading of pollutants
 -  transport phenomena
 -  spreading of odour
 -  spreading of substances from industrial plants

 -  particle drift from stock piles
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) C  Traffic-related problems
 -  spreading of car exhausts
 -  ventilation of streets, tunnels, garages
 -  spreading of burnt gas and heat in tunnels, garages
 -  protection against snow drift
 -  drag of vehicles
 -  suction of by-passing vehicles
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) D  Environmental protection
 -  lay-out of wind shelter belts
 -  wind reduction strategies
 -  lay-out of areas for maximum particle deposition
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) E  Improvement of city climate
 -  change in ventilation of street canyons and city places
 -  analysis of wind comfort
 -  cold air production studies
 -  wind reduction studies
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) F  Severe storm damages on buildings and natural structures
 -  wind damage analyses
 -  protection against windthrow and windbreak in forested areas and plantations

 -  soil erosion
 -  harvest damages
 WB01539_.gif (682 Byte) G  Investigation of indoor flows
 -  convective flows
 -  positioning of inlet and outlet openings
 -  spreading of burnt gas and heat
 -  spreading of substances
 -  aeration/ventilation of rooms etc.

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