MAR 2019, Luma Bendini

How to choose the right Ingrid Cloud application?

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

Among Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists there’s a saying that one needs a Ph.D. degree only to 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 revolutionize 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 instruction about how to prepare a model here).

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

Step 1 for a successful simulation: choose 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 air flow profile set up as default. The inflow wind velocity is steady, and walls do not affect the flow (unless the object is placed on the floor or “hanging” from the ceiling). Perfect for testing aircraft or aircraft parts and automotive objects.

Wind Comfort and Wind Load application will perform automatic airflow simulations in an urban area. In this app the wind profile assumes the shape as it would in a complex environment such as a city.