Simulation Nation

Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground… or a Sweat

Posted by hagermancompany on Apr 12, 2017 3:56:50 PM

Today’s architects and engineers can now analyze building performance early in the design stage thanks to 3D building performance simulation and finite element analysis.

Simulation tools allow them to effectively predict building energy performance, sustainability, and green features such as daylighting, as well as performance attributes such as airflow for heating and cooling needs, including computational fluid dynamics for buildings (such as data centers that require constant cooling). Thanks to the complexity of today’s building projects, simulation is becoming de rigueur for government clients and even private owners whose buildings must perform as advertised. AEC firms are being required to provide simulation proof that the design will work and that the energy consumption meets certain requirements.

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Topics: CFD, Building Simulation