Tired of spending hours configuring CFD simulations and days interpreting the results? So were we.
The evolution of CFD
In the specialized domain of wind engineering, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has long been viewed as a useful tool for early and mid-stage design analysis. Unfortunately, the complexity of simulation tools, the cost of computation, the lengthy delays before simulations are complete, and the expertise needed to interpret the results have largely restricted the application of CFD to high-budget projects at large architecture and engineering firms.
However, the early stages of the design process should be a time of iterative exploration and experimentation—and CFD should be a practical and cost-effective option for every project at every firm.
To address these needs, we created a specially tuned CFD-powered wind simulation engine that’s faster than alternatives, easier to use and to understand, and much more affordable.
Intended to help refine designs after they’ve been validated with our AI-based simulation engine but before more detailed wind engineering and microclimate analysis begins, this engine is:
Purpose-built for urban analysis
Over the course of ten years, RWDI’s specialists modified the RANS approach to meet the specific needs of urban microclimate analysis
Validated against wind tunnel tests
Decades of RWDI wind tunnel tests and in-house climate expertise directed and validated the engine’s performance
Relied upon within RWDI every day
The engine exists within a continuum of simulation tools employed by RWDI’s microclimate and building performance teams