A wide variety of applications require heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, including thermal comfort in offices, airplanes, and automobiles. They also serve as data center cooling or indoor air quality in hospitals.
Engineers and HVAC specialists can use engineering simulation to efficiently design, analyze and optimize their systems.
Here are some examples of HVAC excite system analyses available in the public project library.
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Air Conditioning in an Office Space
An analysis of natural convective heat transport was done, assuming that the air conditioning inlet and walls were at constant temperatures.
Other boundary conditions, such as heat loss through windows or adiabatic walls, could also be used. Also, the room temperature and airflow through the room were defined.
Gas distribution in an office space
To show how the gas enters a space via the climate system, a passive scalar transport analysis has been done. These results show how the gas spreads through the room.
Cooling a Server Room
To determine the airflow velocity of a server room and its temperature field, a natural convective heat exchange analysis was performed. The results can be used to optimize the layout of the air conditioning and ventilation units for improved performance and energy saving.
Airflow in a Hallway with an Open Door
A steady-state natural convective heat exchange analysis was used for this simulation. To simulate the indoor environment of the hall and the outdoor environment, both a fixed temperature was used.
Also, zero-gradient boundary conditions were applied, assuming cold weather. The results include pressure and velocity fields, volume flux, and the final temperature in this hallway.