Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design

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In this presentation, we discuss Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and how it can be used as a tool by building designers to ensure occupant health and safety. We interpret CFD analyses to make design improvements for optimal air movement, cohesive comfort for occupants, and efficiency. Finally, we explain how destratifying a space can decrease HVAC sizing for more efficient and sustainable designs.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand how to set up and run an accurate CFD simulation.
  2. Interpret CFD analyses to make design improvements for optimal air movement, cohesive comfort, and efficiency.
  3. Describe how elevated airspeeds affect thermal comfort for increased air distribution and energy savings in building design.
  4. Explain how destratifying a space can decrease HVAC sizing for more efficient and sustainable designs.
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(26) Electrical
AIBD Division: 
Design Process
AIA Course Number: 
GBF26F
GBCI Course ID: 
0920023783
RCEP Course Number: 
168567
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion