Numerical analysis of fluid-structure interaction between wind flow and trees

C. J. Gan, S. M. Salim

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Numerical simulations based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are performed to investigate the fluid-structure interaction of trees subjected to wind loads. Pressure and velocity fields including mechanical effects on tree trunks are compared between gentle breeze and severe tropical storm conditions and it is observed that tree damage is likely to occur for the latter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering
Abbreviated titleWCE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Atmospheric boundary layer flows
  • CFD
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Trees
  • Turbulence
  • Wind loads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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