Engineering Simulation for the Built Environment

For thousands of years, the construction industry has responded to the issues of its day with innovation after innovation. Today’s challenges are centered around saving energy, minimizing operating costs, and improving safety and occupant comfort. To address so many different challenges computer modeling is a must do.

To stay ahead of the competition, the most innovative companies in the construction industry use virtual simulation to understand the impact of their design decisions, ranging from site selection to architectural details to materials to heating and cooling. 

ANSYS engineering simulation software offers designers, engineers and construction companies the most automated, efficient and cost-effective simulation methods available in the 21st century.



  • Fire & Smoke Propagation
  • Structural Building Design
  • Ventilation & Comfort Modeling
  • Wind Engineering
  • HVAC Equipment Design
  • Blast, Explosion & Impact

Fire & Smoke Propagation

Engineers and architects designing fire and smoke management systems for buildings, subways and other facilities must be mindful of three key factors: safety of the occupants, structural integrity of the facility, and adherence to government regulations.

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Structural Building Design

The structural integrity of any building is only as good as its individual parts. The way those parts fit together along with the choice of materials and its specific site all contribute to how the building will perform under normal — or extreme — conditions.

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Ventilation & Comfort Modeling

Developing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems takes into account factors such as room temperature, humidity and expected occupancy as well as heat loss through doors, windows and walls.

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Wind Engineering

Designs of skyscrapers, bridges, stadiums and iconic landmarks around the world grow more complex with each new project. As a result, engineers must carry out more and more complex analyses on these structures to ensure strength and safety.

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HVAC Equipment Design

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is an extremely competitive industry, and the main pressure is to design more effective equipment at a faster rate. Improvements that address noise reduction, energy efficiency, eco-friendly design and reliability are pivotal for HVAC manufacturers trying to get ahead of the competition.

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Blast, Explosion & Impact

It’s impossible to predict many of the hazardous events that can occur in buildings: gas leaks, terrorist attacks, an object impacting a building happen without warning, to name a few. And because accidents can’t always be prevented, building designers, city officials and administrators need to take the possibility of these events into account when they are designing and building a new structure.

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