This is a blog on the analysis of pedestrian wind comfort around a sea-facing high-rise area, Brickell Avenue, in Miami Florida. The Pedestrian Comfort Analysis app was used to perform the CFD simulations and generate the wind comfort plot. The results generated from the analysis show that there is wind funneling in narrow alleys and identify possible locations of pedestrian discomfort.
The 4th industrial revolution is upon us. We are witnessing the convergence of AI, generative design, VR, AR, additive manufacturing, IoT and many advanced technologies. We are witnessing the new era of product design and engineering. This blog summarizes how these technologies are changing the environment of valve design and engineering and helps through some light on how valve manufacturers can use them to create a unique position in the market.
This blog discusses the causes of cavitation, and current methods of determination of valve cavitation and how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) will help in minimizing it. Briefly, it presents a short study on the identifying onset of valve cavitation on a DN100 globe valve using a cloud-based valve CFD software by simulationHub.
We are exhibiting at 2019 Valve World Americas Expo and Conference schedule on 19 and 20th June 2019. Visit simulationHub booth 1445 to know about our autonomous valve CFD product and get an exciting hands-on experience of our Machine Learning and Augmented Reality apps for valve design.
Occupant thermal comfort is of prime importance when we evaluate the effectiveness of any building HVAC system. Achieving a desired thermal comfort is challenging as it depends on many factors including ducting layout, supply, and returns arrangement, occupant density, occupant activity, and external environmental conditions. There is not a single perfect tool to quickly and easily estimate the comfort conditions for different design configurations and scenarios. simulationHub is working on a state-of-the-art thermal comfort app which will change the way HVAC systems are designed and evaluated. This blog gives sneak peek into what is this app and how this is going to be a great tool for HVAC designers, consulting firms and the end users.
Thermal comfort is an important aspect in representing human satisfaction, which is defined as the condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment by ASHRAE. It means that a person feels neither too cold nor too warm. The idea of this blog is to provide a detailed discussion of various thermal comfort indices and the role of CFD in evaluating thermal comfort in occupied spaces.