For some tasks in the field of fluid dynamics and wind engineering the application of numerical flow and temperature simulations is more feasible than physical modelling (Note: This is explicitly not valid for the determination of short-term peak wind loads). In other cases, numerical and experimental approaches complement each other.
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In general, choosing a numerical approach depends on the considered problem and the aim of the study. Wacker Ingenieure has access to different in-house, open-source and commercial codes in order to tackle several types of problems.
For numerical calculations (CFD, FSI (Fluid-Structure-Interaction)) we have access to an in-house high-performance-cluster system (HPC) on industrial level.
Typical applications for CFD-simulations are:
• Large scale wind fields
• Wind flow around buildings / built-up areas
• Bridge aerodynamics
• Stack effect
• Indoor airflow
• Smoke extraction in case of fire
• Airflow through double-skin facade
• Industrial aerodynamics