Engineering Simulation for Built Environment and HVAC Design

Engineers involved in designing building and HVAC equipment such as air handling units, blowers, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, burners, etc., use engineering simulation to streamline the design process, which leads to rapid investigation of alternative designs and a better understanding of the physics that impact product performance. This approach achieves overall cost reduction in development projects while reducing design-cycle time.

Simulation tools from ANSYS are widely used in built environment applications for:

  • Blast, explosion and homeland security
  • Fire and smoke propagation
  • HVAC equipment design
  • Structural building design
  • Ventilation and comfort modeling
  • Wind engineering

Designing the built environment for LEED and/or sustainable goals can be assisted by performing structural analysis and airflow modeling during the process of developing and evaluating design concepts. Building ventilation system designs that deliver indoor air quality, thermal comfort and energy efficiency can be achieved through engineering simulation modeling; examples that highlight the capabilities of simulation include office buildings, hotels, schools, parking garages, stadiums, sports and concert arenas, theaters, tunnels, malls and mission critical facilities.

Engineering simulations with software tools from ANSYS contribute to both high-performance HVAC equipment design and also to innovative green building ventilation system design. ANSYS delivers comprehensive multiphysics solutions to the built environment and HVAC industries for various engineering simulation needs such as fluid dynamics, mechanical modeling, fluid structure interaction, Design for Six Sigma, meshing and optimization.