The densification of cities creates many problems related to urban traffic, pollution, and noise. Currently there are no tools to study the impact of different spatial planning projects on the urban climate. Clean City aims at offering urban engineers a decision-making tool to assess the air quality and especially pollutant dispersion.
The objectives of this project are:
- CAD modelling of the “Quartier des Pâquis” for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) purposes and for building a 3D-model.
- Design of an IT system based on CFD freeware.
- Simulation of situations and comparison of results with wind tunnel experiments.
- Development of a method to be able to offer solutions to all kinds of urban engineering projects.
The task of the Institute of Business Information Systems within this project is the development of an IT system based on CFD freeware that offers the required computing power for this type of very complex simulation and modelling.