Numerical simulations of flows around pyramids
Paper in proceedings, 2013

The paper presents results of large eddy simulations (LES) of flows around two different pyramids with apex angles of 60^o and 90^o. The pyramids were studied in flows with a zero yaw angle with respect to the incoming flow. The results of our simulations were compared with the existing experimental data, showing good results. Both time-averaged and instantaneous flows resulting from LES were investigated in detail and used to confirm or extend previous knowledge about flows around pyramids.


pyramid flow

large-eddy simulation

bluff body aerodynamics


Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

EACWE 2013, 6th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK, from July 7-11

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Sustainable development

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C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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