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Testing HVAC solutions virtually, before any construction starts, saves both money and time.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), allows engineers to visualize flow velocity, density, thermal impact and chemical concentrations for any region where the flow occurs, enabling engineers to analyze the problem areas and suggest the best solutions.

For the engineers designing HVAC systems, CFD simulations are useful for meeting sustainability and energy-efficiency targets while keeping the solutions at a acceptable cost.

The most significant change is the accuracy of the simulation results even when analyzing a sophisticated design. Testing HVAC solutions virtually, before any construction starts, saves both money and time, leaving much more freedom to experiment to find the optimal solution.

With flow simulations, engineers can:

  • Predict performance of an HVAC system without installing it or even building a prototype
  • Obtain detailed HVAC design parameter information. The engineers can get detailed information on actual flows in a zone occupied by real people
  • Validate HVAC design at the earliest stage. It makes optimization much faster, and cost-efficient leading to increased comfort of the people in a room
  • Fix defective HVAC systems effectively

Here are some of the examples of where simulations for HVAC can be the most useful:

  • Industrial ventilation design
  • Server room cooling
  • Swimming pool ventilation
  • General office or room simulations
  • Fume hood design
  • Efficient smoke evacuation in smoking lounges
  • Smoke propagation in a garage
  • Fire simulations for warehouses
  • Smoke and fire propagation simulations and implementation of fire safety in occupant structures
  • Simulate heat transfer from a heat exchanger
  • Aircraft cabin ventilation
  • Thermal comfort in a kitchen
  • Contamination control of a clean room

Use case for HVAC

HVAC equipment optimization

Smoke and fire simulations

Ventilation design

Thermal comfort

Contamination control