Computer modelling and simulation of buildings and the built environment is powerful for delivering meaningful results in a short time frame. Synergetics’ modelling capabilities can provide insight into the effects of building services design on internal airflows and can also be used to solve complex wind engineering problems, including analysing the effects of wind on the structural integrity of buildings, assessing pollution dispersion in and around buildings and assessing the nuisance posed by wind gusts on pedestrian comfort.

Assessment of thermal stratification within a multi storey office building

Figure 1: Synergetics used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations assess HVAC system performance within a multi-storey building atrium. Results showed that high temperatures would be constrained to the atrium roof cavity.

Synergetics have a track record of using advanced modelling techniques to enhance and optimise many aspects of both construction and retrofit projects. For many of these projects, computer modelling is the only practical way to solve building design problems. For others, it is a cheaper and quicker alternative to the traditional alternative of wind tunnel scale model testing. The range of problems that Synergetics have solved in this sector includes:

CFD can be used to assess wind comfort and wind loading on sky scrapers

Figure 2: Synergetics use wind engineering tools to assess wind comfort within urban street canyons and near multi-storey buildings.