Environmental Fluid Mechanics

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 759–767 | Cite as

Numerical study of aerosols motion and deposition outside and inside buildings with different geometries

  • Mahbobeh Momeni
  • Ataollah Soltani Goharrizi
  • Bahador Abolpour
Original Article


In this study, motion and deposition of various sizes of aerosols in turbulent flow of air inside and outside of two-dimensional buildings with closed and open windows have been investigated, numerically. This simulation was based on FVM solving of RANS equations with k–ε model. Eulerian–Lagrangian method was used to simulate fluid and particles motions, respectively, and one-way coupling between them was considered. Effect of particles size on deposition efficiency has been calculated. The results shown that, the particles deposition outside and inside of the building with domical roof is less than triangular and flat roof buildings.


Aerosols deposition Buildings with different geometries CFD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahbobeh Momeni
    • 1
  • Ataollah Soltani Goharrizi
    • 1
  • Bahador Abolpour
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringSirjan University of TechnologySirjanIran

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