BuildWind provides consultancy services to designers, planners and developers to enhance and optimize building performance and energy efficiency. We apply Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to internal and external air flows, thermal engineering calculation and fire simulation.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provides the most detailed and accurate approach to simulate the aerodynamics and heat transfer for building and urban design. CFD can test new ideas as well as existing buildings, help detect problems and improve performance to increase comfort, reduce energy consumption, emissions and running costs.
Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) design include:
- Wind load calculation
- Pedestrian wind comfort and safety studies
- Site planning
- Outdoor air quality assessment
- Simulation of Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
- Indoor air quality assessment
- Fire and smoke simulation
CFD is a powerful tool to investigate the behavior of buildings. Also, the output graphics can be an attractive and effective way of communicating relevant information. Results of simulations are highly dependent on the knowledge of the person setting up the model and interpreting the results. This is an increasing concern as CFD software becomes easier to use by people with little understanding of the mathematical models and numerical methods that are applied by the CFD software.
BuildWind possesses the skills and the tools to analyze the flow conditions in built environments, even at city scales. Our experienced engineers carry out analyses at the highest technical level available in simulation, using optimized meshing algorithms to efficiently generate high-fidelity computational meshes and applying the most advanced models for turbulence and heat transfer.