Analyses of the movement of wind, air and fluids at an early stage of the design process can identify issues before they arise and lead to cost-effective modifications that increase safety, comfort and operational efficiency. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations enable flows to be explored and modelled to generate reliable options at the conceptual stage. Once a structure has been built, solutions are typically more limited and more costly.
Wind flow analysis is particularly useful for large or tall buildings and their impact on nearby structures. Dispersion analysis can predict the spread and decay of toxic compound emission from industry, pipe leakage, off-shore vents or chimneys. Air flow analyses are useful to identify how to efficiently regulate indoor climates and guarantee clean and healthy internal environments. In data centres, we can model the thermal dispersion from the rooftop chillers to maximise their performance or optimise the setup of thermal buffer vessels during a chiller shutdown. Fluid engineering is also used in assessing fluid flow hazards from a rupture of a silo or storage tank.
Timely and accurate wind comfort studies to keep your project on track
Developers and engineers benefit from our comprehensive wind investigations to support permit applications (NEN8100) and ensure the comfort and safety of users and communities. Advanced digital technologies including dynamic 3D simulations, transient CFD, 3D BIM and parametric modelling provide more insight and better solutions. They give you the flexibility to explore alternatives and can be quickly adapted as your plans change.
When you’re facing competitive pressures to deliver on schedule, our short lead times and quick, in-depth explorations smooth the permitting process and minimise the risk of bottlenecks. Issues raised in the wind analysis are easily addressed drawing on our wide-ranging expertise across disciplines including structural design, building physics and more. Keep your projects on track and stay ahead with our quick, accurate wind comfort studies.