SimScale is a 100% cloud-based CAE software for commercial and industrial fans that lets you test, validate, and optimize your designs through CFD, FEA, and thermal analysis.
High efficiency is an important criterion in the fan design process, as fans consume 18% of electricity in commercial and industrial buildings and processes. With standards such as ASHRAE 90.1-2013 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011, there are requirements for fan efficiency based on metrics like FEG, FMEG, and FEI. These standards greatly impact fan design conditions and thus their selection by customers. To meet efficiency goals, the classical approach to Design – Build – Test – Redesign is time-consuming and expensive. Commercial and industrial fans designers are now turning to an effective method to virtually test, make an accurate aerodynamic assessment, and optimize using engineering simulation. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the method that is used for the computerized calculation of fan aerodynamic quality to accurately predict fan performance earlier in the design stage, analyze various designs, reduce the number of physical prototypes and expensive testing, optimize designs for maximum performance, shorten the design cycle and minimize costs.