The PHYSMOD Community is an international group of experts and researchers operating dedicated fluid modelling facilities to simulate flow and dispersion phenomena in the atmospheric boundary layer. PHYSMOD stands for PHYSical MODelling, indicating experimental work in special boundary layer wind tunnels or adequate other experimental facilities like water tanks or water flumes.
Fluid modelling represents a well tried tool in wind engineering and environmental meteorology. Until the early 1990s, fluid modeling in wind tunnels and water flumes was widely applied in research and for solving practical problems such as estimating wind loads on structures or simulating dispersion of air pollutants at local scale. Today, fluid modeling often is used in support of, or in combination with computational modeling and for basic research applications.
In order to operate fluid modeling facilities properly and to achieve reliable and accurate results, expertise and experimental experience is mandatory. In order to pass on skills and expert knowledge concerning fluid modeling of atmospheric flow and dispersion to the next generations of scientists and practitioners, our PHYSMOD community was established in 2001.
Sharing knowledge and providing advice for newcomers in the field is a main motivation for our efforts. If you wish to share your corresponding expertise or if you want to learn from others ....
... just JOIN US NOW by contacting the coordinator Bernd Leitl.(ewtl.mi"AT"uni-hamburg.de)