Simulation & Design Validation
Test your 3D Design in a virtual real-world environments!
SolidWorks offers a suite of simulation packages that enable you to set up virtual real-world environments so you can test your product designs before manufacture. Test against a broad range of parameters throughout the design process—like durability, static and dynamic response, motion of assembly, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics—to evaluate product performance and make decisions to improve quality and safety.
Simulation lowers cost and speeds time to market by reducing the number of physical prototypes you need before going into production. SolidWorks Simulation helps designers and engineers to innovate, testing and developing new concepts with greater insights.
HVAC Design Module
The HVAC Design 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:
- 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.
- 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 in the HVAC Module are aimed directly for the mechanical engineer designing air conditioning or large scale cooling equipment. The tools are easy-to-use while providing exceptional simulation power:
- Advanced Radiation Modeling - Thermal radiation from the sun can have a major effect on cooling requirements.
- Engineering Database - An enhanced engineering database includes a wide range of building materials and fans.
- Comfort Parameters - “Predicted mean vote” and “Predicted percent dissatisfied” are the two main comfort parameters out of the eight calculated by the HVAC module.
The HVAC Module enables designers and engineers to quickly and accurately model complex air conditioning and cooling systems for thermal analysis. With its combination of ease-of-use and industry specific tools, the HVAC Module ensures maximum analysis productivity with enhanced Simulation fidelity.