Buildings & Construction

  • HVAC Simulations. To ensure thermal comfort and efficiency of HVAC applications, heat transfer mechanisms of conduction, convection, radiation and conjugate heat transfer between multiple solid and fluid regions are simulated in FlowVision. In addition, FlowVision’s meshing approach accompanied with unique Gap Model allows for modeling complex geometries such as heat exchangers and heating coils with very narrow and high number of clearances.
  • Wind Loads. Natural wind loads and air flows due to microclimates play vital role in various constructional design processes. Since experimentation is unreasonable in such cases, CFD simulations are highly preferred to determine critical wind loads and their locations. Apparent wind experienced by moving bodies can also be accurately calculated with FlowVision moving body technology.
  • Water Loads. Water flows observed in rivers, due to crushes such as dam breakings or as a consequence of natural disasters like floods can be simulated with FlowVision as multi-phase open channel flows. Resultantly, water flow patterns and loads generated on bridges or any kind of structures can be calculated.
  • Pedestrian Wind Comfort. Unfavorably increased wind speeds due to buildings lead to uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions for pedestrians. In order to avoid this phenomenon, pedestrian wind comfort should be assured before construction, mostly by computational simulations. These cases shall inevitably include large solution domains where Cartesian grid system, being computationally efficient, is preferable
  • Natural Ventilation.  Naturally ventilated, either wind or buoyancy driven, air flow is simulated with FlowVision with the main purposes of designing energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that can breathe clean fresh air. In the context of wind driven natural ventilation, wind flows at different directions and with respect to height should be defined and for buoyancy driven cases, thermal boundary conditions are introduced. In the first one, FlowVision Formula Editor serves as a very user friendly way to define wind speed as a function of height and in both cases, Cartesian grid technology is relatively highly efficient in regards of computational costs
  • Air Quality & Pollutant Dispersion. Low quality air with pollutants is dangerous for human health and these air pollutants range from volatile organic compounds to odours or even radioactive elements. Different pollutants can be in the forms of solid particles, liquid droplets, or gases and some also interact with each other to form other types of pollutants. In this extensive context, FlowVision is highly capable of simulating mass transfer, phase transfer, reactive flows and particle loaded disperse phase flows which, as a sum, constitutes a complete solution for air quality and pollutant dispersion CFD simulations.
  • Explosion & Fire Dynamics. In this area, FlowVision allows for performing various types of simulations such as modeling fire-driven flows, tracking and visualization of smoke dispersion, smoke and heat transfer from fires, evacuation simulations, explosion and atmospheric dispersion of combustion products and toxic materials. These problems, including advanced physics phenomena, are effectively and accurately handled with FlowVision thanks to multi-phase, disperse phase and combustion modules offered.