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The Application Of Computational Fluid Dynamics To Environmental Health Risk


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M.P. Straw and R. Harwood


The application of computational fluid dynamics to environmental health risk M. P. Straw & R. Harwood Fluent Europe Ltd, UK Abstract Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a technique utilising numerical methods to simulate fluid flow, heat transfer and chemical reactions for the analysis of systems and processes. CFD is widely applied in many industries. In an industry sector such as environmental health risk that encompasses a wide range of issues, CFD techniques can provide significant benefit in many areas. This paper presents an introduction to CFD modelling techniques and then- application to a number of relevant issues including the modelling of pollution producing processes, pollution reduction and transport as well as hazard analysis. The paper concludes with case studies demonstrating how CFD modelling has provided direct environmental, health and safety, financial and knowledge benefits to the solution of a number of pertinent examples. 1. Introduc