Internal AEC: SimScale Demo
A rise in awareness of occupant comfort coupled with the introduction of diverse building codes has created a need for validation and improvement of HVAC systems. Among numerous parameters, thermal comfort remains a major one in determining occupant comfort and satisfaction levels.
In this session, we will be looking at how SimScale can be used to assess the thermal comfort of building space. This demo is based on a customer case where an HVAC system design of a classroom is simulated to evaluate the occupant’s thermal comfort. Additionally, the air and temperature distribution inside the classroom is analyzed at different levels for a detailed evaluation.
With a background in Aeronautical/ Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Ajit is a part of SimScale’s Application Engineering Team.
“The SimScale platform has allowed us to develop and test scenarios including ventilation flow paths and understanding the dynamics between building fabric, airtightness, window natural ventilation design, and CO2 concentrations in various utilisation scenarios. The platform has given us quality, visually digestible output to inform decision making and to compare results against our monitored data from our extensive post-occupancy studies. Working with SimScale has allowed us to study our learning spaces in a way we never have before. It has helped inform us on which design strategies may provide the biggest impact on performance. The visual outputs have real value, not just in terms of informing our decision-making, but potentially in communicating how classrooms can work and feel to clients and stakeholders.”
“When I started with SimScale, I knew from my previous experience how simulations are structured and work, but I had forgotten some details over the years. The great tutorials, documentation, and personal conversations with support have brought me up to date within 2 months of using SimScale. I am now well versed and use SimScale even with smaller problems to confirm my pre-calculations and to quickly compare design studies.”
SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation. By providing instant access to computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application only available to experts in large companies to a user-friendly web application, accessible to any designer and engineer in the world.