HVAC Equipment Optimization
With CAE, you can predict the performance of rotating machinery like industrial fans, vents, compressors, pumps or blowers. In addition, CAE helps to minimize pressure drops across ducts and other components. SimScale can also be used to optimize heating equipment. Everything with one simulation tool, 100% in the web browser.
Reduce energy consumption for HVAC systems via better heat exchanger designs, ducting, fan or cooling unit placement and get energy efficiency certification for buildings, data centers and equipment. SimScale helps engineers develop products that comply with and exceed current quality standards and regulatory provisions.
Cooling and heating
Improve thermal management of machinery, heat sinks or engines. Optimize electronics cooling on all levels (from chip to room), predict resulting temperatures in product’s case, reduce failure risk and decide on fan placement, sizing and speed for cost-efficient cooling. Learn more about cooling techniques with simulation here.
In HVAC system design, it is crucial to ensure optimal thermal comfort for people, whether it’s at home, in the office, a plane or a car. SimScale can help predict thermal comfort by testing different air supply outlets, their placement or number, and evaluating the temperature gradients, air distribution or velocity plots.
Air quality is essential in interior spaces. Use SimScale to ensure a fast and efficient removal of high contaminant concentrations in parking garages, predict smoke propagation for safety control in tunnels or subway stations, develop an intelligent ventilation strategy and optimize cleanroom designs.
SimScale is used in wind engineering, to predict wind loads on structures or visualize the effects of new buildings on urban airflow fields. Civil engineers can now use cloud CFD to test architectural designs or reduce contaminant dispersal from industrial facilities, by analyzing environmental flows.
The increase in energy prices, environmental consciousness, and the associated demand to enhance efficiency are topics within the building design of single and multi-family houses. Learn how Austrian company IBEEE used SimScale to design a more efficient passive ventilation system for houses and achieved 40% improvement in the flow rate.
I am really satisfied with the results that I’ve gotten for my heat exchanger simulation. And in this regard, I should mention that SimScale has a nice built-in option to control results by tracking values of different fields while a computation is running. It’s a bit tricky to implement such a thing on your local PC.
Research Engineer at Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Russia