This is a press release article for the surface roughness selection feature in the autonomous valve CFD app developed by the simulationHub team for the virtual flow loop testing process used to predict Cv, Kv & Cdt values. Read more about this advancement in the article.
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.
Designing of control valves involves a lot of design parameters which needs to be considered to ensure safety and durability of the valve. One such prominent parameter is the Coefficient of Hydrodynamic Torque (Cdt). Control Valve Performer app by simulationHub now calculates and delivers the Cdt curve for all rotary motion valves. Here I am explaining all about this new feature and help make your valve design more efficient.