Can the OF people here give some guidance on the possibility of integrating trees/tree canopy in the cfd simulations via butterfly (A separate component in next release would be awesome!!!)
I had the impression that simple geometries (boxes) representing the trees/canopy which can strip off momentum or act as a sink along with creating the necessary turbulence would do the job. After reading some stuff I realized there are a lot of factors like leaf area density/index, drag coefficients, turbulent kinetic energy/dissipation, etc. (one of the reference)
Can someone shed some light on how can a momentum equation be integrated via butterfly…if possible. As I stated earlier, a separate component with inputs for all necessary parameters to model tree canopies would be great!!
Similarly, modelling louvers via butterfly would be another interesting topic of discussion.
Thank you very much.