Ventilation and thermal comfort is vitally important to classrooms to ensure students and staff are comfort and able to concentrate.
Through using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, rooms can be envaluated based on the performance of naturally or mechanically driven systems. The building design can also be analysed to evaluate if window location or features such as brise soleil are negatively impacting the rooms inside.
SOLAR RADIATION LOADS
Through modelling the local cityscape and simulating the environmental conditions from local weather data, the impact of a proposed development can be evaluated.
The air flow through tall buildings can vary and be directed from architectural detailing and planning. With tall buildings becoming more frequent, the impact the high rise buildings can have on the local environment as well as the forces on the building itself needs to be considered in the design of a proposed development.
ROOM AIR CHANGE RATES
To generate a detailed CFD model, the weather data used to establish the data boundaries needs to be taken from a local source and interpolated to allow a gust curve from the current angle.
By using local weather data to the development, that has been averaged over multiple years to account for any anomalies in weather conditions, the results from the simulations can be more reliable and used to inform design decisions.