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Computer modelling and simulation of buildings and the built environment is powerful for delivering meaningful results in a short time. Synergetics’ modelling capabilities can offer insights into how building services design affects internal airflows and can also solve complex wind engineering problems. This includes 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.


A photo of a building atrium, and a CFD cut plan showing temperatures within the atrium. CFD was used to optimise the building services.
Figure 1: Synergetics used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations assess HVAC system performance within a multi-storey building atrium. The atrium roof cavity contains the high temperatures.

Synergetics have a track record of enhancing and optimising many aspects of both construction and retrofit projects using computer modelling. Often, computer modelling is the only practical way to solve building design problems and optimise building services. 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 streamlines of flow within a street canyon.
Figure 2: Synergetics use wind engineering tools to assess wind comfort within urban street canyons and near multi-storey buildings.