The BIM-ICE project team is glad to share the results of the advanced staff training courses on mathematical modeling using CAE systems in solving the issues of hydro- and gas dynamics from January 17 to February 7.
The course participants were trained in two groups: ANSYS software package (Fluent module) and STAR CCM+ software package.
The BIM-ICE Project experts conducted the classes: Viktor Yakovlev, Irina Chikovskaia, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of MM-Technologies (BIM ICE partner company) Andrey Kolosnitsyn.
In the life cycle of a building, there is a stage of analysis and verification of the design decisions made. This stage involves checking and correcting the adopted architectural and engineering solutions. The engineering systems become the focus of this stage as they play the crucial role in the building microclimate, right functioning of technological pipelines and equipment, etc.
This task can be well solved with the ANSYS (Fluent module) and STAR CCM+ software systems offering numerical modeling of the movement of liquid flows. The simulation ensures obtaining a picture of the air movement in temperature fluctuations, how it effects the interior space, velocity vectors, the distribution of the fluid flow pressure in the pipeline and the environment. This data can be used for any amendments proof in the project.
The modeling process has several stages: creation (or import and adaptation) of the geometric base, construction of the computational grid, assignment of boundary conditions and calculation parameters (selection of the necessary equations), the solution itself, and obtaining the result. Each stage is time-consuming, contains many subtleties, “pitfalls”, which is why training in working with these software systems is so in demand.
Viktor Yakovlev, associate professor of Department of Heat and gas Supply and Ventilation at SPbGASU commented that the CAE packages allow you to optimize the work under the new projects, as well as predict the fluid movement while developing new systems and its elements. It is also possible to carry out a deep optimization of the operation of existing elements, they demonstrate higher performance and operation reliability after modernization.
Andrey Kolosnitsyn also highlights the practical importance of the course, which makes it possible to current CFD modeling software systems for calculating complex air currents, which are sometimes impossible to solve using traditional methods. The curriculum includes both theoretical information and forms practical skills for further skills improvement. Such skills will be useful for teachers and graduate students as they acquire a convenient and accurate tool significantly reducing the amount of time-consuming physical experiments, completely transferring the entire analysis to a computer. At the end of the training, the participants were awarded certificates.
The BIM-ICE Project team thanks all the course experts and participants for their work and congratulates on the new results achieved!
Text and photos: Svetlana Petrova