Assess Pedestrian Wind Comfort with Online CFD Simulation

Simulate the Effects of Wind on Buildings and Urban Areas for Pedestrian Wind Comfort without Leaving the Web Browser

Simple Yet Extremely Powerful Software for Wind Engineering

Easy Setup

Traditional on-premises engineering simulation tools are difficult to learn. SimScale uses a lean simulation workflow that guides you step-by-step through the urban design testing process, 100% online. You can use ready-to-use CFD analysis templates to follow the steps, only exchanging the CAD model with yours and setting up the simulation based on the factors you want to investigate—windforce, wind flow, human comfort, the airflow around buildings, comfortable wind speed, and more.

World-Class Support

Your success is our priority. Our experienced team of engineers is here to answer any of your questions in real time via email, phone, or chat directly from within the CFD platform. This way, you can take advantage of simulation technology for pedestrian wind comfort, wind design, and urban planning independent of your expertise level with CFD modeling. The option for engineering simulation consulting is also available with SimScale, as well as a professional training.

From Weeks To Minutes

With SimScale, you can test multiple building and urban planning design versions in parallel, online, to quickly identify the best-performing one based on wind movement and wind flow patterns. Even for large or complex architectural designs, the access to up to 96 cores and real-time simulation as well as to a revolutionary GPU-based LBM solver allows you to get the results of your wind engineering study faster than ever before.

Investigate Pedestrian Wind Comfort and Safety in Minutes

Pedestrian Wind Comfort

Ensure Pedestrian Comfort and Safety in Urban Areas with Wind Analysis

With the complexity of modern urban areas, pedestrian wind comfort simulations become a critical factor in urban design, helping to ensure the overall well-being, safety and comfort in pedestrian zones. Predicting and properly assessing wind flow, wind pressure, phenomena like the Venturi effect or a passage between buildings is an expensive process when using the experimental approach. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation helps engineers and urban planners investigate all of these factors early in the design process, long before investing in wind tunnel testing.

Lattice Boltzmann solver for computational fluid dynamics

GPU-based CFD Solver Using Lattice Boltzmann Method

Transient simulations have historically required a high investment of money and time to provide accurate results. This GPU-based solver uses the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) to tackle this problem by pairing high accuracy with unparalleled speed and is accessible via the cloud with SimScale. We partnered with Numeric Systems GmbH to develop this innovative feature through their tool Pacefish®. We have reduced running times for transient simulations from weeks and days to hours and minutes. Its ability to run on multiple GPUs in parallel enables turnaround times that are 20-30 times shorter than standard methods. Moreover, Pacefish® supports several turbulence models such as Smagorinsky, SST-DDES, Hybrid SST-IDDES and k-omega SST making it unique among other LBM solvers.

Piotr Pietryga

"To get the same results for our project with a physical test, it would take us months and would cost anywhere from $7k to $15k. With SimScale, we could just run a virtual test at the office in the web browser, which took only 18 minutes."

Daryn Bertelson,CAE Engineer at Johnson Screens – Aqseptence Group

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