Designing the climate control system for the reconstruction of the historic Berlin City Palace required meeting many, often conflicting, requirements for energy conservation, human comfort, artistic preservation and cost. ILK Dresden engineers used ANSYS Fluent simulation to guide the development of a design that matches all of these objectives.
In designing a new rooftop heating unit, AAON engineers needed to deliver higher airflow while maintaining the same footprint as an earlier design. The team used Ansys computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to calculate airflow through the heat exchanger of the unit and iterate to a design that meets energy efficiency, airflow and heat transfer requirements. The use of simulation in this project saved 60 to 80 hours of physical lab work compared to traditional design methods.