Wind tunnel investigation of the ship exhaust into atmospheric boundary layer

Detection and measurement of pollutant in atmosphere is of interest in understanding the location and nature of the source. However, the dispersion of pollutant in atmosphere is a complex problem dependent on the turbulent and meteorological conditions in atmosphere.

The aim of the project is to understand the mixing and turbulent transport of ship exhaust in atmospheric boundary layer in simplified wind tunnel conditions. 

In this regard, the focus of this part is to develop basic laboratory scale experiments to mimic the atmospheric boundary layer and study dispersion characteristics of ship exhaust. Further, the flow and dispersion behavior of exhaust/source flow over simple to complex scenarios involving generic disturbances to model of ship will be investigated. The fluid mechanical properties of interest involve the flow field and concentration field to understand the dispersion and mixing characteristics of a ship exhaust in the atmospheric boundary layer.



  • Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH


Person in charge:

  • Dr. Abhilash Sankaran



  • This research is funded by – Digitalization and Technology Research Center of the Bundeswehr. is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.