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Commercial Ductwork Design Optimization

Test, confirm results, and optimize commercial ductwork designs iteratively and easily in a cloud-based platform

A ductwork system, whether intended for commercial or industrial use in a building’s design, connects all of the ventilation system components including the air-cleaning devices and fans. Careful planning of the size of the ductwork will assist in reducing waste, reducing costs, and improving the efficiency of the entire system.

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Typical Ductwork Applications

Typical types of commercial and industrial ductwork designs are used for:

  • Mechanical ventilation systems
  • Tapered systems
  • Plenum systems
  • Exhaust systems
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Why Is Online Simulation with SimScale Needed for This Application?

Commercial and industrial ductwork systems are necessary HVAC implementations for the correct flow of air throughout a structure. The complexity of a given ductwork design is dependent on the nature of the proposed or existing structure, with industrial ductwork designs needing more complex engineering and evaluation. Designing ductwork includes selecting the exact size ducts, along with examining the airflow within the system through multiple simulation iterations for optimal conditions.

However, the high cost of hardware and steep learning curves of traditional, on-premises tools leave many designers to feel that simulation is not an option. SimScale has eliminated such traditional hurdles, thanks to the power of the cloud. With SimScale, engineers can:

  • Run multiple simulations in parallel for faster design optimization
  • Get started quickly with an easy-to-learn interface
  • Avoid manual updates, installation, or maintenance
  • Simulate other CFD, FEA, or thermal applications

Want to run a commercial or industrial ductwork design simulation of your own?

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Duct System for a Theatre Space

In this project, the positioning of a commercial duct design is analyzed and simulated to see where it allows the most effective ventilation of a theater.

Flow Optimization of a Duct Design with CFD Simulation

Flow Optimization of a Duct Design with CFD Simulation

This project is a comparative study of a ducting system whereby different blade configurations are implemented in order to investigate their impact. With the results obtained, we aim to arrive at an optimized design for the duct.

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HVAC Pressure Loss

In this project, users can learn how to use CFD to predict pressure losses and improve their HVAC ductwork design sequentially using the results found.

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Glanzner Dynamics Improved Their HVAC Duct Design through Cloud-Based Simulation from SimScale

“With SimScale we achieved results very quickly and were able to improve the design of the pipe in less than a working day! Running multiple simulations simultaneously helped us speed up the process, and we had more time to complete the CAD drawings.”

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