An important aspect of architectural design is understanding and improving how internal and external airflows impact buildings and their relationship to the environment. Whether it’s validating design schematics to optimize environmental and geographical conditions, predicting weather-related turbulent flows around structures, or computing air flow patterns and space temperatures for HVAC systems, engineers and architects in the building performance industry depend on the accuracy of NUMECA’s CFD solutions to speed up prototyping.
Today’s building designers are using our solutions to develop reliable models based on more extensive data than wind tunnel testing and to streamline and eliminate the production of redundant HVAC equipment, thus saving costs.
Further, because our solutions are based within one comprehensive software environment, engineers can streamline their work while simultaneously reducing IT software overhead, saving valuable dollars in the process.
Application dedicated CFD software
NUMECA’s CFD solutions for architecture and HVAC enable comprehensive, rapid prototyping with tools such as:
- High-quality, automatic unstructured meshing for complex geometries
- Dedicated, fast solvers for generating multiple full-scale simulations simultaneously; quickly evaluate a number of scenarios for exterior building orientations, interior ventilation and heating configurations, etc.
- Vivid post-processing capabilities, including velocity contours and detailed flow analysis with wind streamlines
- Full thermal management simulation to predict occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality
Solutions can be rolled out on premises, On-Demand via dedicated HPC Cloud Computing Resources or a powerful combination of both.
Turbulent kinetic energy (J/kg)
OMNIS™ - Power to explore, collaborate and innovate
One single integrated environment for all steps in the simulation process, powered by the fastest solvers on the market.
Accurately predict real-world in - and external flows. Run all of your CAE simulations (FEA, CFD, EM,...) in one open platform and change from one physics to another by the simple click of a button.
Set-up is a breeze; go from CAD to a CFD-ready high-quality mesh in minutes.
Steer product design from start to finish through a highly-automated and streamlined workflow.