LARGE EDDY SIMULATION OF A TORNADO FLOW AROUND A TRAIN
Conference poster, 2017

A tornado is defined as a destructive rotating column of air extending from a cloud to the ground. Tornadoes can cause derailment or overturning of trains. At least three train-turnover accidents in Japan are suspected to have been caused by tornadoes or crosswinds. Some experiments and simulations about effects of a crosswind have been studied [1]. However there are almost no studies about the aerodynamic forces acting on a train by a tornado. Therefore, the large eddy simulation (LES) and the experiments were conducted to investigate how a tornado flow acts on a train and the results were compared.

Author

Kohei Obara

Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Guglielmo Minelli

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Nobuyuki Okura

Masahiro Suzuki

Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation, 11 May 29 th -31 th 2017, Pisa, Italy

Areas of Advance

Transport

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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Created

10/7/2017