HVAC Design Module

The HVAC module helps designers predict and optimize airflow and temperature control in working and living environments. This Module for SolidWorks Flow Simulation evaluates air and gas movement in working and living environments.

The module includes advanced radiation modeling, comfort parameters, and a large database of building materials.

The toolset enables engineers to tackle the tough challenges of designing efficient cooling systems for people and large scale environments:

Introduction – HVAC Module

Airflow Optimization – Managing airflow within a large scale environment is key to ensuring that the optimum temperature is maintained for the largest number of people.

Product Thermal Design – The HVAC Module not only simulates the airflow in the environment, but also for products used in the environment. With its enhanced toolset, designers can now analyze products considering real-world behaviors.

Human Comfort Factors – The effectiveness of environmental control is measured by human comfort factors. These eight parameters evaluate both the reaction of people to the environment and aspects of the environment.

Industry-Specific Tools

Advanced Radiation Modeling – Thermal radiation from the sun can have a major effect on cooling requirements. Understanding the impact of material choices requires sophisticated radiation modeling that’s included in the HVAC Module.

Engineering Database – An enhanced engineering database includes a wide range of building materials and fans. The new materials enable building thermal analysis to be done quickly and efficiently.

Comfort Parameters – “Predicted mean vote” and “Predicted percent dissatisfied” are the two main comfort parameters out of the eight calculated by the HVAC module. These two parameters identify where there are problem areas, allowing you to resolve them before the cooling system is built.