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Posts tagged with 'HVAC'

27 Jan, 2010

Robin Bornoff Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, is a simulation technology that provides 3D predictions of fluid flow and heat transfer for a modelled system. Be it an electronics enclosure or a building, insights into the often complex air flow patterns can help designers better understand the physical behaviour of their design. Communication of such insights helps others to appreciate the sometimes painful design … Read More

FloVENT, HVAC, FloViz, Free CFD Results Viewer

28 Jul, 2009

A Load of HVAC TLAs

Posted by Robin Bornoff

Robin Bornoff As humans we’ve lived in ‘built environments’ for a very long time.  From the cave to the penthouse suite, the necessity to at first stay warm and dry has now evolved into the desire for comfort. The HVAC industry, rather those with the responsibility to design the built environment, have at their disposal a range of metrics used to judge comfort (comfortability? comfortness? comfortitude? comfortosity? … Read More

FloVENT, HVAC, CFD

9 Jul, 2009

Designing In The Box

Posted by John Wilson

John Wilson As an engineer who uses CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) extensively I spend most of my professional life designing in the box. So, what do I mean by box? When considering the built environment a box could be a room such as an office space, building, clean room, data center, etc. For electronics cooling applications there is rack, sub-rack, pizza box,  set-top box, etc. While electronics cooling … Read More

FloVENT, HVAC, CFD

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