An asset for the product development process.
Halton's research centres use Computer Modeling to assess the performance of complex systems and adjust solutions before prototyping.
What are the benefits of Computer Modeling?
Computer Modeling is a simulation, run on a single computer, or a network of computers, to reproduce the behavior of a system. The simulation uses an abstract model (a computer model, or a computational model) to simulate the system.
Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modeling of many systems in physics (computational physics), astrophysics, chemistry, even in the fields of biology, human systems in economics, psychology, social science, and lastly in engineering and R&D.
Applied to ventilation, Computer Modeling is also called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Halton's research centres use CFD simulations to explore and gain insight into new technologies and to estimate the performance of systems too complex for analytical solutions. CFDs are also a good mean to adjust solutions between prototypes.
Note: The CFD shown has been made to explore the benefits of air displacement technology as makeup air strategy. It shows very coherent air-flows inside the kitchen and the resulting air stratification phenomenom.