Lecture    MP2399
The Future Is Now: Using Autodesk® Building Design Suite for Airflow Analysis in the Cloud
Jon den Hartog
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As demand for high performance buildings increases, more sophisticated techniques are needed to ensure a balance between energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Innovative ventilation and energy management approaches require an understanding of airflow patterns and the influence of heat gains or losses. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) enables detailed modeling of these physics yet has historically been too difficult to use early in a project cycle during conceptual design and design development. Over the past 10 years simulation technologies have evolved to become faster, more user-friendly, and more accurate. Autodesk® Simulation CFD 360 is a proven cloud-based tool for examining how air is delivered to and exhausted from a space and the impact of thermal loads. This class will introduce you to CFD workflows and show you how to take full advantage of Simulation CFD 360 for rapid ventilation analysis.

Key Learnings

  • Use the power of the cloud to simultaneously simulate multiple design alternatives or conditions
  • Access software and training resources for Autodesk® Simulation 360
  • Explain historical challenges in simulation and how they are being addressed
  • Map out a basic workflow for taking an Autodesk® Revit® model and using it for CFD analysis


 Jon den Hartog
Jon den Hartog
Jon den Hartog, P.E. is a Product Manager at Autodesk focusing on simulation. He has worked with with product design, industrial machinery, and building design/engineering firms worldwide to simulate fluid flow and thermal performance using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Most of this simulation work is aimed at understanding how a device or design will perform before it is physically built, providing key insights early in the design cycle that promote opportunities for design optimization and efficiency improvements. Jon has a background in unmanned aircraft development, is founder of a company in the clean tech industry and was selected to Consulting Specifying Engineer's 2012 40 Under 40 list.

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