Simulation of trafic-related aerosol dispersion
Keywords: aerosol particles, Gaussian distribution, modelling, road dust, dispersion, roadside
AbstractThis paper presents a quasi-empirical model of the distribution of pollutant particles along the roadway. By modelling the source of the pollutant as a cut-off cylinder we assume that aerosol particles (of 0.3–15 μm in diameter) are distributed according to the Gaussian law both along the vertical and horizontal axes. A cross wind translates the pollutant cloud away from the road and the particles are being influenced by gravity, particle buoyancy and thermal plume rise effects. The obtained pollutant concentration function coincides well with the experimental data obtained by Zhu et al. (2011), Grigalavičienė and Rutkovienė (2006), and Zechmeister et al. (2005).