All of the above
possibilities for a given configuration of interest, during the design phase or
as diagnostics for an existing physical entity! AEC will generate existing or
proposed site dynamics for analysis and computer simulated model changes for
review, as required.
The computer model
quantitatively, visually and animatedly predicts what will happen when fluid
flows within and/or around a structure. During pre-construction CFD analysis,
AEC engineers reproduce real-scale geometry to model a three-dimensional (3-D)
structure. Computer simulations of proposed designs, options and/or various
conditions (physical, fluid and/or climatic) are accomplished, providing data
and visualizations of what will happen in real life when these conditions,
physical shapes, events and weather situations occur. These results are then
applied to the design in the engineering phase or as recommendations for
remediation - as a source for answers, suggestions or strategies.
CFD predicts 3-D
aerodynamic and hydraulic performance inside and outside a structure by using
the principles of proven fluid flow, providing the ability to troubleshoot and
confirm efficient designs. In essence, it allows decision makers, engineers and
regulatory agencies to visualize what occurs within and around a conceptual or
real structure at a level of visual animation and detail not possible to witness
onsite, with wind tunnel modeling, smoke tracing and/or area sampling.
Utilizing AEC’s CFD
capabilities during a project’s design phase achieves cost effectiveness through
system efficiencies and confirms theoretical concepts. As a diagnostic tool,
expensive and wasteful “cut and try” efforts are avoided! By 3-D computer
modeling fluid flow of a prospective or existing design, CFD provides insight
into how the design will perform based on a proven scientific foundation.
Should the need arise, recommendations may be empirically substantiated with
scale model testing in AEC’s aerodynamic flow bench or via large scale wind
AEC’s CFD design analysis
and/or remediation diagnostics will provide an engineering management team with
solid answers for quick decisions, optimal design selection, cost savings and
last but not least a little peace of mind!
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