Mechanical Ventilation

Application Guide from SimScale

Mechanical, or forced ventilation, is a type of HVAC system where a combination of blowers, ducts, fans, filters etc. are used to bring and remove air from a space. This type of ventilation is very effective in controlling air quality, humidity, and temperature. In this mechanical ventilation application guide, find some of our most popular public projects where you can learn how to analyze the forced airflow patterns of your building designs, along with testing the desired velocity, and potential temperature differences of the system. On this page, you can also find HVAC resources from our blog. What’s more? Hear what our customers with similar applications have to say about working with SimScale.
What is mechanical ventilation

Typical Scenarios Where Mechanical Ventilation Is Employed

Mechanical ventilation can be employed in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to:

  • Kitchen exhaust fan units
  • Bathroom exhaust fan units
  • Hospital wards and surgery rooms
  • Office buildings
  • Server rooms
  • Clean rooms

When is mechanical ventilation used

Why Is Online Simulation with SimScale Needed for This Application?

Mechanical ventilation systems need to be evaluated in the early design process to comply with HVAC regulations, as well as meet the desired performance requirements. Additionally, these systems can benefit from being tested in various room or building configurations. Using online CFD simulation from SimScale, you can perform an aerodynamic analysis of the ventilation process with the given or proposed space. For a better understanding of how your design will work, you can even compare different building or room configurations in parallel, in order to choose the best design or optimize further.

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clean room mechanical ventilation project

Cleanroom Ventilation Design with CFD

In this project, a cleanroom’s HVAC system is simulated to evaluate the airflow, and help track the particles present in the air as well as the temperature variation across the room. Learn how to run this simulation yourself by copying the project!

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Evaluation of Flow Coefficient of Globe Valve

HVAC System Design For a Large Theater

In this project, the mechanical ventilation system is evaluated to assess the thermal comfort parameters that need to be met. The HVAC inlet/outlet configuration is tested and optimized. Learn more now!

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Optimized Safety Solutions creates quality CFD visuals with SimScale

"Thanks to the support of SimScale application engineers, steady results were obtained fast so more time could be spent on post-processing to make the most out of the simulation."

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Thermo-Consult optimized a cleanroom for an electron microscope with SimScale.

"As a small company specialized in industrial HVAC, it is essential for us to improve our competitiveness through innovative know-how like computational fluid dynamics. SimScale’s competitive pricing model enables us to be involved in this sector. Thanks to our CFD study with SimScale, we were able to create an optimal and very sophisticated HVAC system for an extremely sensitive cutting-edge lab equipment."

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Nabtaker is using CFD with SimScale to verify thermal comfort in Qatar University's auditorium

"The fact that we could run several simulations in parallel in the cloud with 96 cores using SimScale saved us a huge amount of time in the first stage of this project."

Nabtaker

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