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The Future Is Now: Using Autodesk® Building Design Suite for Airflow Analysis in the Cloud

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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