FloVENT can be applied to buildings of all types and sizes:
- Atriums, shopping malls and office buildings.
- Theaters, airport terminals, storage facilities and warehouses.
- Telephone exchanges.
- Passenger comfort in vehicles.
- Air quality and contaminant control in laboratories, research facilities, hospitals, clean rooms and underground parking lots.
- CAD-style, mouse-driven drawing board using simple draw, drag and drop operations to create and manipulate geometry.
- Explorer-style project manager with drag-and-drop functionality.
- Complete set of SmartParts (intelligent model creation macros).
- Multi-level SmartParts (compact and detailed representations in a single object).
- Structured Cartesian grid that can be “localized” and nested to minimize solve times and enable multi-scale modeling.
- Full control of grid constraints for fine, local and global refinemen.
- Object-associated grid that combines model creation and grid generation into a single step.
Solver and Design Optimization
- Concurrent solution for convective, conductive and radiative heat transfer.
- Fully automatic radiation exchange and view factor calculation.
- Automatic solar loading boundary conditions.
- Automatic treatment for heat gains and losses through glazing.
- Solution termination optionally based on convergence of user defined monitor points.
- Multi-fluids capability.
- Ability to simulate either turbulent or laminar flow.
- Definition in transient variation in terms of linear ramping, power increase, exponential increase, sinusoidal, periodic or imported .csv pointwise variations.
- Particle animation and streamlines to visualize complex, 3D airflow.
- Contour animation to visualize heat transfer paths.
- Isosurfaces and surface temperatures.
- Airflow representation by vectors or ribbons colored by temperature or speed.
- Easy output of flow animations such as video (AVI format).
- Dynamic particle tracking allowing a better understanding of complex flows.
- Image texturing for photo-realistic visualization.
Pictures of a French railway station (Reims). This is a mix between simulation data and architectural drawing. (Image courtesy of Elioth - OTH)