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2013-07-03
ME Scholar receives Best Paper Award in an international conference

The paper co-authored, presented and published  in The World Congress on Engineering (WCE2013, July 3 - 5, 2013, London, U.K.) by Professor CY Wen of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was selected as The Best Paper Award of The 2013 International Conference of Computer Science and Engineering.

The award winning paper “Wind Field Analysis for a High-rise Residential Building Layout in Danhai, Taiwan,” Yang, A.S., Wen, C.Y., Wu, Y.C., Juan, Y.H., and Su, Y.M., studies about the Construction and Planning Agency design concept in Danhai New Town, with a main focus on examining the building geometric layout and its interaction with the urban wind environments. Applying the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as an effective tool to simulate the urban wind flowing across the neighborhood, city planners can better understand a conceivable physical environment of the urban areas with the predicted streamlines, velocity and pressure distribution at the pedestrian level. The research intends to integrate the detailed analysis via the CFD-based simulations serving as a digital wind tunnel with the urban planners’ concept from realistic physical sense for design an optimal city.

The total number of submissions received in WCE 2013 is 1192 and the total number of papers that have been accepted is 657.  The Conference is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. The conference has the focus on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and computer science subjects.