Since 2002, CEA has served the building design industry by provided CFD analysis services to various clients, providing the highest level of design verification, and optimization of applied HVAC mechanical design. Below, is a small sampling of the successful projects and clients that CEA has served,
- Utah Museum of Natural History – Exhibit Design
- Southern Utah University Museum of Art – Exhibit Design
- University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute – Data Center Design
- Utah National Guard EROB – Data Center Design
- Hillside Middle School (SLC, UT) – HVAC Design Application
- Nu Skin Enterprises Headquarters – HVAC Design Application
- Kraft Foods – Food (Cheese) Process Design
- Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control – Beverage Storage Design
- City Creek Complex (SLC, UT) Underground Parking – Structural Expansion Analysis
- City Creek Complex (SLC, UT) Underground Parking – Pollution Control Design
- Tamarack Village Resort (Tamarack, ID) – Floor Slab Temperature Code Compliance
Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis is the HVAC industry’s most comprehensive simulation tool for design verification, and evaluating thermal comfort. CFD simulations include details of air movement, building construction, interior and exterior boundary conditions, internal source objects, as well as changes in air composition (i.e. relative humidity or air bourn contaminants, such as carbon monoxide or benzene.) This level of detail allows for analysis beyond human thermal comfort, and enables evaluation of whole building comfort and performance. Unlike tools for evaluating the energy performance of buildings, CFD calculates all fluid properties for thousands, or even millions, of points in the simulated space. This allows for observation of thermal stratification, age of air in a particular location, and possible localized regions where air velocity or temperature may impact requirements of thermal performance.
CFD analysis has the potential to provide essential information to engineers, designers, and architects, for a myriad of applications related to the built environment and HVAC design industries. CFD analysis often results in project cost savings, through optimization of building and mechanical design, which provides results that allow for smaller HVAC equipment sizes, better control schemes, and elimination of unnecessary design components. Furthermore, the reduced cost, and design verification afforded by CFD, usually contributes toward reduced change orders, improved owner/client satisfaction, and reduces the potential for damages that could arise from any litigation. Below, are some examples of how CFD analysis can be applied to the built environment design process.
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