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HVAC/Climate Control Analysis

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Climate control systems are often subjected to multimode thermal loads and require a conjugate heat transfer analysis. ThermoAnalytics has extensive engineering experience in climate control studies, performed on a wide variety of systems, from helicopters to passenger and commercial vehicles. Most of these systems have both environmental loads and electric dissipation loads.

The purpose of many climate control systems is human thermal comfort. ThermoAnalytics is a global leader in the development of sophisticated human comfort models that can operate within a realistic thermal system. Developed specifically for use within our TAITherm software, the ThermoAnalytics Thermal Comfort Virtual Dummy will allow your team to test the efficacy of passive thermal designs and energy-saving devices, without sacrificing human comfort. Feedback control loops and other system attributes can be represented with user-defined scripts and compiled subroutines. The expert engineering team at ThermoAnalytics integrates all of these concerns into a comprehensive study and delivers the results in clear, well-written reports. In some cases, the actual model data files are provided to allow our customers to conduct further engineering trade studies and design optimization.

The solar model built into our TAITherm software provides a highly accurate means of studying direct, diffuse, and reflected solar loads simultaneously computed with convection, conduction, and thermal radiation losses to cold sky. If your system is outdoors, accurate thermal shadow interaction with terrains and greenhouse effects through windows provide the most advanced, complete, and accurate transient thermal analysis available.

By mastering a wide range of related technologies and software tools, ThermoAnalytics has defined state-of-the-art climate control analysis and technology.

Even complex “in-situ” factors like solar energy reflected off one building through the windows of an adjacent structure are accurately predicted.

We begin architecture projects importing/creating your CAD geometry and developing a high-quality mesh representation. Keeping in mind the goals of your team and possible difficulties unique to your system, we set up boundary conditions and perform the analysis. After a preliminary review of the results, we provide your team with a complete solution, detailed engineering report, and additional visualization tools, such as flow animations, 2D plots, and surface plots. Armed with an accurate prediction of your system's unique thermal behavior, your engineers can make well-informed design decisions.

From studies of wind canyons using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to transient thermal analysis with solar shadows and greenhouse effects, the energy management goals of your team can be achieved with support from our engineers.

ThermoAnalytics provides both system-level and building-level analysis. From a quick study of a window design to a full system analysis of HVAC loading requirements, our experience and efficiency are leveraged to a cost-effective solution for your team.

Climate Control System Design

Climate Control and Greenhouse simulations are frequently carried out by research engineers at ThermoAnalytics for customers in aerospace, architecture, and automotive industries.  Climate control system design is heavily influenced by window and windshield design, including ballistic and multi-layer glass for defense vehicles. Using our proprietary software, our research engineers place virtual buildings, vehicles, and human models into simulated natural environments with specific global positions, real weather data, and, in some cases, virtual human thermal models. Simulating the total energy balance of the building or vehicle over time, including the performance of the climate control system (often called the environmental control system in aerospace), we predict the temperatures of the exterior and interior spaces. Virtual human models can also be included using our human thermal simulation technology. The temperatures of the human body segments and body core are simulated in response to the building or vehicle environment, including solar transmission through windows onto the human model.

The results of such analyses allow improvements to thermal performance of engineered systems with lower energy consumption by HVAC systems. The safety of pilots, passengers and comfort of vehicle operators are also common studies for our engineering team. All types of vehicles, buildings, ships and aircraft can be examined using our techology and expertise, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced time-to-market.

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