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Revit modeling strategy for successful CFD Analysis: an iterative approach.*

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    An efficient CFD Analysis process should take into account the quality of the information being fed to the software. This is of particular importance when it comes to geometry. Adequate meshing is crucial not only for the convergence of a solution but also for the quality an ease of interpretation of results. This hand-on lab will demonstrate the practical implications of managing large Revit models from multiple sources and having to integrate them a single mesh for analysis. We will start by creating some geometry in Autodesk Revit and walk through the steps of simplifying and refining that geometry for successful meshing in CFD. We will be using the Import/Export capabilities of Autodesk Revit and CFD before finally setting up a simple design study to validate the imported geometry. This class will feature an iterative approach used for modeling a project in Costa Rica as a case study. Going from basic geometry and then expanding into a more realistic scenario.

    Key Learnings

    • Use Autodesk Revit to create CFD-Ready geometry
    • Export building geometry from Autodesk Revit directly into Autodesk CFD
    • Use CFD’s geometry/meshing tools to simplify the imported geometry
    • Create rules to assign materials and run a simple analysis to validate meshing