Coffee Talk - "Large scale simulations of 3D geophysical flows", by Nicola Germano and Simon Wenczowski

Published: 18/02/2019

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Monday, February 25th, 2019. Time: 15h.

Place: O.C. Zienkiewicz Conference Room, C1 Building, UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona


Due to climate change, extreme weather events pose a major thread to humanity. Our work focusses on the simulation of environmental related phenomena, such as urban wind fields and issues related to hydraulic engineering in mountainous regions. As a basis for the large-scale 3D fluid simulations, we propose an automatized geodata processing pipeline including the geometry of terrain and buildings. This new geodata processing framework is successfully used together with a new two-fluid Navier-Stokes solver to simulate the free surface flow in mountain valleys.

Nicola Mr. Nicola Germano is a PhD student from the University of Chieti-Pescara with a background in Civil engineering. His research work is centered on the optimization of the influence of wind flows to perform an accurate evaluation of the energetic performance of buildings.
Nicola Mr. Simon Wenczowski has obtained his bachelor’s degree in Environmental engineering at the Technical University of Munich. The t opic of his master thesis covers the simulation of strongly three-dimensional free-surface flows in mountain terrain.