Wind Tunnel Simulations of the Mock Urban Setting Test - Experimental Procedures and Data Analysis
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) PLATFORM SCIENCES LAB
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The MUST experiment was a large outdoor field study in atmospheric dispersion, attempting to simulate an urban boundary layer by the construction of a regular array of shipping containers. The current report gives details of a wind tunnel dispersion study of the MUST array, aimed at bridging some of the gaps between laboratory and full-scale outdoor trials. The experimental setup and wind tunnel instrumentation are discussed in detail, the measurements made together with the organisation of the dataset if fully described, and a comprehensive description of the data analysis techniques is given. Emphasis is placed on the scaling arguments used to compare data between a wind tunnel and full-scale study, and on methods of uncertainty analysis to provide a rigorous underpinning to the dataset. The report serves as a complete documentation for users of the MUST wind tunnel simulation dataset, which can be obtained by contacting the author.
- Atmospheric Physics