TRENDS IN CFD APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
CFD technology has significantly contributed to improve efficiency and credibility of research results in the fields of engineering. Especially in the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, a high demand on simulation technologies have been observed due to the natural unpredictable characteristics. This paper discusses how CFD technologies are being applied in agricultural engineering from approximately 6,500 SCI journals. The number of the studies that include the keyword CFD was approximately 16,056 since 1962 and increased annually to about 3,000% over the last 20 years. In the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, there were about 186 and 433 researches published in four major agricultural engineering journals and in related journals, respectively. The number increased due to the advancement in computation technology and diverse softwares applications. About 42 and 37% of the total publications dealt with atmosphere and agricultural buildings, respectively, followed by machinery, food, soil, water and energy (only relating to microalgae bio-energy). Regarding the verification processes, only 35 out of 75 researches which deal with greenhouse studies have suggested the verification process through wind-tunnel test or on-field examination. As the use of CFD is expected to expand, the author also suggested some strategies for the CFD application.
Lee, I.-B. (2013). TRENDS IN CFD APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE. Acta Hortic. 1008, 19-26
agriculture, computational fluid dynamics, CFD survey