Construction Industry Webcast Series: The Central Role of Engineering Simulation for Building Information Modeling
In the architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry, there is no prototype: The cost and time required for construction is such that the first prototype is usually the final building. So it is not surprising that this industry widely embraces virtual prototyping through engineering simulation to troubleshoot and optimize any project. Once dedicated to the structural stability and integrity of the construction, new models are now considering the entire spectrum:
- Stability and integrity of the building
- External wind engineering
- Fire and smoke propagation
- Smart buildings and smart cities
Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the Built Environment
December 12, 2017
11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM GMT
Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture and contaminants in and around built environments. Airflow patterns determine the distribution of temperature, contaminant levels and air quality, as well as the thermal comfort of occupants. Poor airflow management in an HVAC design is often detected only after commissioning and occupancy — when it’s likely too late to mitigate performance issues.
In this webinar, you will learn how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help identify potential risks associated with poor airflow management early in the design phase, and optimize HVAC systems for effective, energy-efficient performance. Additionally, several case studies will illustrate how CFD can solve your challenges across a variety of scenarios/environments, including displacement ventilation, active and passive chilled beams, airflow patterns in enclosed spaces, radiant heating and cooling, smoke propagation in atria and plume dispersion from cooling towers. An industry expert will also discuss clean rooms, patient rooms, laboratories and other applications in the built environment.
Coolsim: CFD Made Easy to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Data Center
Many data centers pay twice for their power: once to power the servers and once again to reject the residual heat that results from them. Correctly managing the airflow in a data center can reduce power consumption by 30 percent or more, but knowing what to do to improve the airflow can be a guessing game. By using a predictive tool based on proven science, you will quickly know what to do, and the effect it will have on your power consumption.
Join us as Paul Bemis, president and CEO of Applied Math Modeling, discusses how Coolsim can be used in a variety of data center designs to analyze and optimize airflow. Based on the predicted airflow, we will discuss what can be done, and the results of those changes. Discover how the visual aspect of CFD modeling reveals ways to improve the airflow, and how to perform “what-if” simulations to prove that the proposed solution works (or doesn’t) before implementation.
You will lean:
- How cooling efficiency affects the overall power usage effectiveness (PUE)
- How the cooling unit’s "coefficient of performance" interacts with the overall PUE
- What key parameters can be adjusted to obtain the greatest improvements for the least investment