The demands for sustainable buildings are increasing so the design goals are diversified. Nowadays engineers use renewable resources, reduce loads and boost efficiency to create products with superior performance. Fluid dynamics simulations, using a 3D building model, has proven to be a powerful and effective tool, providing flexible solutions in increasingly complex and demanding projects.


SolidWorks Flow Simulation intuitive CFD (computational fluid dynamics) tool enables you to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and efficiently analyze the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components.

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These simulations are extensively used as an optimization and validation tool at an early phase in the design process, since simulation supports implementation of innovative designs and energy-saving measures geared toward decreasing the overall facility’s energy costs while maintaining or improving occupant comfort.

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For a green building or also for data center rooms it is important to optimizing air circulation and temperature monitoring in the workspace with reducing the HVAC system energy consumption while ensuring the comfort.

So how do you make sure that the temperature is maintained for a large number of people? How to test parameters for implementation HVAC optimal comfort?

The distribution of air supply outlets needed to be optimized to ensure proper air delivery in the 24-meter-high assembly hall while avoiding disturbance of the thermal stratification of the air, a key energy-saving measure.

You can compare design variations to make better decisions to create products with superior performance. Driven by engineering goals, SolidWorks Flow Simulation enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decision through a concurrent engineering approach. Additional HVAC and Electronic Cooling modules offer dedicated fluid flow simulation tools for detailed analysis.

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You can effectively evaluate air circulation and temperature monitoring in the workspace and lighting applications, together with the design it includes advanced analysis and simulation capabilities for radiation and thermal comfort.

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Advanced Radiation – radiation absorption in solids and is the definition of spectrum for a more accurate simulation.

Tracer study – flow analysis of a particular mixture (tagging) to existing carrier fluid.

Diversified Database – expanded range of building materials and ventilators to run fast and efficient thermal analysis.

In addition you can obtain information on air quality such as: Contaminant Removal Effectiveness (CRE)

Local Air Quality Index (AQI).

Flow Simulation software helps engineers to optimize HVAC designs and meet the ongoing challenge of developing models that are energy efficient, sustainable and compliant with standards.



Till next time,

Alexandru Petroman