Simulation in Construction and HVAC

Ansys FEA and CFD engineering analysis software has been widely used in all types of building construction projects.

Simulation for Buildings & Systems | 3D Modeling Perspectives

Ansys software can be used in assisting engineers benchmark designs in each construction consulting projects and HVAC through computational analysis and simulation.

The BIM (Building Information Modeling) interface employed by Ansys’ latest technology is reshaping the construction and commercial real estate housing sectors, presenting new opportunities for engineers to collaborate on design methods at all stages of the architecture, engineering, and construction operations.

Moreover, Ansys BIM-centered software allows engineers to enhance a building’s planning via successive simulations under customized stress-variants.

Visualize Potential Fault Points in Pre-Construction Design

The is particularly relevant in construction, and logistical phases with the use of 3D virtual models help to visualize potential fault points.

Not only does Ansys Software automatically scan designs for common failure points, it also contains pre-loaded elements with an expansive database for additional customizations based on expected materials used for the project.

In addition, Airflow modeling (CFD) can assist in the process of developing and evaluating design concepts, as well as contributing to the evidence that a proposed design meets various rating criteria.








Previous Construction Consulting Projects & Performance Tests

  • Building wind loads under hurricane-strength winds from CFD analysis
  • Structural model of large underground nuclear waste tanks with rebar-reinforced concrete and nonlinear frictional soil model with custom GUI. Rebar-reinforced utilizing Drucker-Prager material models
  • CFD wind study for high rise building development to verify that proposed design maintains local velocities to defined industry limits
  • Water treatment plant comparative CFD tracer study to predict water residence times to ensure optimum contaminant oxidation
  • Water storage standpipe facility CFD study to determine liquid mixing/cycling performance
  • Explicit dynamic study of 100 year old dam response to adjacent bedrock blasting
  • Additional Service Operations Engineering requests

Applications and Simulation Use Cases | Construction


Blast, Explosion & Homeland Security
  • Explicit analysis
    • Blast and explosion modeling
    • Impact of objects and vehicles on buildings
    • Models involving the impact of:
    • Architectural aspects
    • Landscape design
    • Ground profile
    • Damage to building structure
  • Benefits
    • Investigation of various disaster scenarios
    • Optimization of passive building resistance to blast
    • Adjustment of fire suppression and smoke management system
    • Ventilation
    • Fire suppression

Fire & Smoke Modeling
  • Official regulations and safety concerns require efficient ventilation and detection systems, and Ansys software provides cost-effective help for:
    • Understanding the spread of smoke and heat
    • Designing efficient equipment for fire suppression
    • Predicting the distribution of suppression agents
    • Studying their interactions with the fire and smoke
    • Identifying how fires develop
    • Determining their effect on neighboring structures
    • Smoke management simulation & SOP
    • Maintain safety escape path despite extreme conditions


Building Structure Analysis
  • Structure integrity under extreme conditions
  • Single part or assembly modeling
  • Wind induced deformations
  • Pre-stressed, reinforced concrete
  • Seismic analysis
  • Soil mechanics
  • Geotechnical solutions
  • High rise buildings
  • Iconic landmarks
  • Parking lots
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Tunnels
  • Theaters
  • Stadium


HVAC Equipment Design
  • Performance optimization and parametric analysis
    • Fans
    • Furnaces and boilers
    • Heating system design
    • HVAC ducting
    • Environmental control systems
    • Centrifugal blower
    • Heat exchangers
    • Pumps
    • Air curtains
    • Air mixers
    • Blowers
    • Industrial compressors
    • Crossflow fans
    • Exhaust hoods
    • Blowers, fans and compressors


Thermal Comfort & Ventilation
  • Occupant thermal comfort and indoor air quality
  • Predicting room conditions:
    • Air velocity, temperature
    • Relative humidity, thermal radiation
    • Toxins
  • Assessment of a variety of comfort criteria
    • Combined with information about occupant activity and clothing
  • Impact of heat loss through the structure, including solar gain effects
  • Testing effectiveness of novel strategies and concepts:
    • Natural and mixed ventilation
    • Minimizing energy consumption


Wind Engineering, Pollutant Dispersion
  • Response of the building to its environment as well as the response of the environment to the building
  • Understand the aerodynamics of a structure and the resulting pressure map on its surface
  • Analysis of the behavior and stability of the construction under various weather conditions
  • Impact on pedestrian comfort and safety
  • In urban and nonurban settings, address:
    • Environmental and safety issues
    • Dispersion of gases and aerosols

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Our Commitment to Quality

SimuTech Group is committed to offering the highest quality professional service at extremely competitive rates as well as safety and compliance with OSHA and other safety standards imposed by regulating bodies including the standards developed by the customer.

All representatives of SimuTech Group working in the field carry current first aid, AED, and CPR credentials and are professionally trained for working at heights and working in confined spaces.