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February 2019


Luma Bendini

How to choose the right Ingrid Cloud application?

Choosing the right application is the first step to a successful simulation! Before running an automated simulation with Ingrid Cloud, you may want to understand a little bit of what’s going on behind the scenes.


Among Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists there’s a saying that one needs a Ph.D. degree to even know how to open a simulation program. That’s how complex engineering simulations are! And that’s why we believe an automatic solution such as Ingrid Cloud may revolutionise manufacturing and architecture.

Before running an automated simulation with Ingrid Cloud though, you may want to understand a little bit of what’s behind the scenes (make sure to read the instructions on how to prepare a model here). 

For the purpose of having a user-friendly interface, Ingrid Cloud offers different applications for wind analysis. Each application has specific default parameters set up, which makes the whole process fast and keeps/increases accuracy because there’s little human intervention need.

A successful simulation starts with choosing the right application

  • Wind Comfort – Assess pedestrian comfort and find different wind effects in urban areas.
  • Wind Load – Simulate wind load on buildings and learn about surrounding wind effects.
  • Wind Tunnel – Predicts air flow to help with the aerodynamics of small and large objects.



Wind Profile

With the Wind Tunnel application, you will find a uniform airflow profile set up as default. The inflow wind velocity is steady, and walls fo not affect the flow (unless the object is placed on the floor or "hanging" from the ceiling). The app is perfect for testing aircrafts, aircraft parts and automotive objects.

The Wind Comfort and Wind Load applications will perform automatic airflow simulations in an urban area. Using these applications, the wind profile assumes the shape as it would in a complex environment such as a city.


Read more:

How to prepare a geometry for simulation

Understanding resolution levels for flow simulations with Ingrid Cloud