Upcoming Comps Presentations

27 February 2020

Vermilion Villarreal
Wednesday, March 4th 2020
3:10 pm in Anderson 036

Heat Transfer Mechanics in Urban Environments:

The Urban Heat Island, or UHI, represents a complicated phenomenon that describes the fact that urban environments are constantly at a higher temperature than the surrounding rural land. This phenomenon is a combination of various factors such as convection, advection, specific qualities such as thermal conductivity or heat capacity of materials used in buildings, and many more. In this talk, I will be going through many of these factors and modelling how heat moves through a city using fluid dynamics and experimental data. Along with this, I will be looking at possible ways we can reduce the strong heat storage capabilities that our current day cities have.