URBAN PHYSICS, WIND ENGINEERING
& SPORTS AERODYNAMICS






Department of the Built Environment

Eindhoven Energy Institute
Eindhoven Multiscale Institute



Department of Civil Engineering
 


Prof.dr.ir. Bert Blocken
(Civil Engineer - MSc, PhD)

Chair of Urban Physics & Building Physics

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DEPARTMENT OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Eindhoven University of Technology
THE NETHERLANDS
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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
KU Leuven
BELGIUM

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Publication: Open Access on Science Direct:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610516302306

Disclaimer: this work and its announcement are not intended as criticism, neither to cyclists and the teams, nor to motorcycle riders, nor to the International Cycling Union (UCI). It is intended to help in persuading the UCI to change its rules and enforce minimum distances between cyclists and in-race motorcycles.

Image: Wind tunnel test of influence of following motorcycle on cyclist drag (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

Image: Wind tunnel test of influence of following motorcycle on cyclist drag (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

Image: Wind tunnel test of influence of following motorcycle on cyclist drag (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

Cyclist Motorcycle Velocity Contours

Movie: CFD simulation: contours of wind speed for 1 m distance between cyclist and following motorcycle at 54 km/h (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

Cyclist Motorcycle Pressure  Contours

Movie: CFD simulation: contours of pressure coefficient for 1 m distance between cyclist and following motorcycle at 54 km/h (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

CFD simulation: contours of pressure coefficient for 1 m distance between cyclist and following motorcycle at 54 km/h (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

 

Cyclist models - and their team sponsors (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

CFD simulation: contours of surface pressure coefficient for 1 m distance between cyclist and following motorcycle at 54 km/h (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)

CFD simulation: contours of surface pressure coefficient for 1 m distance between cyclist and following motorcycle at 54 km/h (Blocken, Toparlar, Andrianne 2016)


Images: Study of the cross-ventilation of a single-zone building including contaminant dispersion (Tominaga & Blocken 2015)
 


Images: Study of the fluid dynamics of plane impinging jets - with application for air curtains (Khayrullina, van Hooff, Blocken, van Heijst 2014)
 


 

Images: Wind study for Cruise Terminal Port of Rotterdam. (Janssen, Blocken, Van Wijhe 2015)
 


 

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Images: Heat wave analysis for Bergpolder Zuid District in Rotterdam. (Toparlar et al. 2015)
 


 

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Images: Wind comfort in Park Tower Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. (Montazeri et al. 2013)
 


 

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Images: Wind conditions by high-speed train on underground railway platforms. (Khayrullina et al. 2015)
 


 

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Images: Computational grid for stadium ventilation. (Van Hooff, Blocken 2013)
 


 

Images: Cyclist aerodynamics. (Blocken, Defraeye, Koninckx, Carmeliet, Hespel 2012)
 


 

Images: Eindhoven city center CFD model (Papadopoulos, Janssen, Blocken 2013)
 


 

Images: CFD simulation of wind conditions for helicopter landing operations on the Island Frontier Intervention Vessel (Blocken, Janssen 2012)
 


 

Images: CFD simulation of wind conditions in the Port of Rotterdam (Janssen, Blocken, Van Wijhe 2012)
 


 

Images: CFD simulation of cross-ventilation and analysis of physical and numerical diffusion effects  (Ramponi & Blocken 2012)
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   Images: CFD analysis of natural ventilation of the Amsterdam ArenA football stadium, The Netherlands (van Hooff & Blocken 2009). Click here to read more.


 

Images: CFD analysis of wind conditions at the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology (Janssen, van Hooff, Blocken 2010)
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   Images: Left: Q-Flex LNG carrier. Right: Sea canal Ria de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. CFD simulations of wind environmental conditions for the carriers (Blocken 2009). Click here to read more.


 

Images: CFD analysis of gas dispersion in downtown Montreal, Canada (Gousseau, Blocken, Stathopoulos, van Heijst 2010)
 


 

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