BARC – a benchmark on the aerodynamics of a rectangular 5:1 Cylinder. The aim of this Benchmark is to provide a contribution to the analysis of the turbulent, separated flow around a fixed rectangular cylinder with chord-to-depth ratio equal to 5. In spite of the simple geometry, it is believed that the problem is of interest not only for the purpose of fundamental research, but also to provide useful information on the aerodynamics of a wide range of bluff bodies of interest in Civil Engineering (e.g. long span bridges decks, high-rise buildings, and so on) and for other Engineering applications. Given the possible interest of Research Institutions and Industries operating in different fields of Engineering, using both computational and experimental tools, the benchmark addresses both the numerical and the experimental approach.

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