For high-performance HVAC systems such as radiant heating and cooling, underfloor air distribution (UFAD), and natural ventilation and hybrid systems that use both natural and mechanical conditioning of a building, it is critical to understand how the air flows and the surrounding environment impacts the occupants' comfort while still being able to balance energy savings. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models are key to understanding this balance. This class will teach you how to prepare an Autodesk® Revit® 2013 model and import into Autodesk® Simulation CFD 360 software. From there, you will learn how to quickly create wind-driven models of the airflow around the exterior of a building. You will also learn how to create buoyancy-driven steady-state models to understand the airflow and surface temperatures to provide design recommendations to increase thermal comfort. You will leave this class with the skills to use your CFD model to optimize your building and achieve energy savings for your high-performance HVAC system.
- Create buoyancy-driven transient models to understand thermal mass and temperature
- Use CFD model results to optimize your building and gain energy savings
- Properly import an intelligent model into CFD modeling software
- Quickly perform wind-driven analysis