The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)equipment must be designed so that it maximizes flow rates while minimizing pressure losses. This allows air to flow through the equipment at a minimum resistance, and thus less energy consumption.
It is difficult to find the right balance between airflow performance, manufacturing costs, and durability. Many product variants need testing. Here HVAC system simulation solution and computational fluid dynamic (CFD), come into play.
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Designers and engineers can create digital prototypes that test various product designs using only their preferred CFD models.
CFD is a tool that optimizes air handling units
As part of HVAC systems, air handling units are also known as air handlers. They are responsible for maintaining indoor air quality in buildings and premises. CFD simulation can be used to verify and design AHUs.
Simulation of flow
Engineers can simulate the flow of air through an AHU and each component to get a better understanding of the system's true performance.
Air will flow from the supply duct's air intake through several other components, including control dampers and air filters, heating coils, mixing Chambers, and others, before being distributed throughout the wider network.
It is possible to run multiple simulations simultaneously in the cloud to simulate the swapping of components and evaluate the performance. This is a great way to test the effects of different environmental operating temperatures on airflow.
Determining the nominal discharge coefficient of louver and grills to calculate the efficiency and its compliance with design standards.