WAVELET ANALYSIS OF SPECTRAL ENERGY TRANSFERS IN URBAN TURBULENCE

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition
Pages33-38
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Conference

Title16th International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition (ICWAPR 2019)
LocationKobe Convention Center
PlaceJapan
CityKobe
Period7 - 10 July 2019

Abstract

Orthogonal wavelets are applied to turbulent flow over a cubical building array. The transfer spectrum, which depends on scale and spatial location, characterises nonlinear energy transfers from one scale to another. Using large-eddy simulation, the interscale energy transfer is decomposed into discrete modes and comparisons made with the usual Fourier spectrum. Spatial variability is quantified with the standard deviations or dual spectra. Wavelet decomposition of the spectral energy transfer shows that energy is cascaded from large to small scales in both the inertial sublayer and outer layer. There is also indication of energy backscatter in the roughness sublayer as shown by the scalefiltered reconstruction error. Based on the urban turbulent flow at various heights, the choice of wavelet basis is also discussed. This work is relevant to the development of multiscale urban canopy characterizations that seek to model the energy transfers between regional and urban scales.

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  • Orthonormal wavelets, Turbulence, Spectral energy transfer, Building array

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WAVELET ANALYSIS OF SPECTRAL ENERGY TRANSFERS IN URBAN TURBULENCE. / LIU, Wanting; LAU, Ghar Ek; NGAN, Keith.

Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition. 2019. p. 33-38.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review