Autonomous HVAC CFD - Software for HVAC system design engineers
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
Autonomous HVAC CFD - Software for HVAC system design engineers
By
Tanmay Patil
Blog Author - Tanmay Patil
Written by Tanmay Patil
Approximately
10 Minutes Reading
Approximately
10 Minutes Reading
A product crafted for HVAC design engineers, to harness the power of CFD and perform best in the air conditioning design industry.
CFD analysis for HVAC design engineering made easy.
Our recently released product Autonomous HVAC CFD aka AHC is a CFD software for indoor room thermal comfort modeling. For a long time, it was necessary to know about CFD modeling, fluid properties, and mesh expertise for CFD analysis. The struggle was real and the time required from conceptual design, heat load analysis to CFD simulation was significant. AHC is such an autonomous software that only requires HVAC inputs such as diffuser size and type, heat load/loss report, and terminal unit details. All these parameters and you are set for performing CFD analysis. Our team consisting of technical CFD, software, and mechanical engineers have worked in coordination to deliver a full package product that can deliver richer and more visually appealing CFD results. From 2D reference to building a 3D model automatically using design automation feature without worrying about high-performance computing ability, our product has proven results to empower AEC industry to new levels.
AHC Geometry Hover GIF
AHC Geometry Hover GIF
Insights that can be richer and provide in-depth thermal details
AHC is a combination of multiple sets of solvers and a code designed in such a way that in fewer user inputs you can receive insights such as thermal comfort scale, temperature and velocity contour plots at every point, predictive mean vote, draft rating, mean age of air and so on the list goes on. AHC is regressively tested on its design results and the actual received results values. From variable air volume to constant air volume, the application can showcase your design conditions and simulated instance conditions with the space temperature achieved based on your thermostat location. Users can view the air stream in the form of a flow line coming from supply terminals up to the return terminals. A visual presentation of air movement behaviour that can affect room conditions can be easily achieved. A user can also simulate a condition in which the effect of high occupant density on HVAC apparatus can be viewed.
CFD Contour Plot Images
CFD Contour Plot Images
Value-added features and some facts are meant to be known.
A contour plot is a two-dimensional representation in which all points with the same response are joined to form contour lines with constant responses. These are useful in order to indicate velocity and temperature distribution. It is a powerful tool for conveying information as well as for on-screen and presentational data analysis. Contour plots can be used to evaluate desired response values and operating scenarios. These are one of the major aspects of post-processing which displays a band of colors that can be classified according to Velocity, Temperature, Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), Effective Draft Temperature (EDT), % people dissatisfied, Draft Rating % (RH), Relative Humidity % and Mean Age of Air. AHC provides a feature of a cut plane which makes understanding contour plots easier as the user gets an option of viewing contour plots at various locations in space.
Square diffuser flow lines in a space
Square diffuser flow lines in a space
Final Verdict
AHC is an interesting application that can open the gate for your technical and visual experience to deal with air conditioning problems. No more spending on issues faced post-installation. Get our early release application with free credits and give it a try!
Case studies
Nothing demonstrates the power of a product more than its real-world examples. View case studies of how AHC is used for estimating thermal comfort.
Simulation gallery
Get FREE early access
Wish to explore the Autonomous HVAC CFD application and optimize the design for thermal comfort ? Sign-up and get early access. Simulation credits worth $500 will be allocated for FREE. Explore the product and estimate thermal comfort for a space of 5000 square foot area for FREE.
Blog Author - Tanmay Patil
Tanmay Patil
Tanmay is a Quality Assurance at Centre for Computational Technologies Private Limited (CCTech). At CCTech he is keenly interested in learning the upcoming new technologies in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Machine Learning. His areas of interest are Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning along with Computation Fluid Dynamics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai. He enjoys reading about Building services and green building related stuff.
Blog Author - Tanmay Patil
Tanmay Patil
Tanmay is a Quality Assurance at Centre for Computational Technologies Private Limited (CCTech). At CCTech he is keenly interested in learning the upcoming new technologies in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Machine Learning. His areas of interest are Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning along with Computation Fluid Dynamics. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai. He enjoys reading about Building services and green building related stuff.
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