Three-dimensional finite element modelling of stack pollutant emissions
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In this paper we propose a finite element method approach formodelling the air quality in a local scale over complex terrain. The area of interest is up to tens of kilometres and it includes pollutant sources. The proposed methodology involves the generation of an adaptive tetrahedral mesh, the computation of an ambient wind field, the inclusion of the plume rise effect in the wind field, and the simulation of transport and reaction of pollutants. The methodology is used to simulate a fictitious pollution episode in La Palma island (Canary Island, Spain).
CitationOliver, A. [et al.]. Three-dimensional finite element modelling of stack pollutant emissions. A: International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. "Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology". Dubrovnik: Civil-Comp Press, 2012, p. 1-18.