Test your design with 3D-simulation
Jens Chr. Bennetsen
Project DirectorT: +45 5161 6475
Visualise – evaluate – optimise
High-rise buildings, high-speed trains, urban planning or baseball stadiums. Wind tunnels, fire safety, urban heat and shadow simulation. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can have many applications.
In short, CFD is a 3D-simulation technology that allows you to digitally test, evaluate and optimise designs – before starting the real-life commissioning process – in a virtual risk-free environment.
This means that you can catch any glitches in the design plans instead of getting unpleasant surprises when construction is in full swing. It also means that you can optimise the design to make it more cost-efficient and more sustainable.
Ultimately, the 3D simulation technology can save a lot of time and money, while allowing us to work more efficiently in the design process.
“We can test the different ideas quickly, as we base the design on accurate simulation data and we can optimise the design to make it cheaper – while taking into account all security requirements from authorities, price requirements from operators and so on,” explains Jens Chr. Bennetsen, Head of Ramboll’s Centre of Excellence for Advanced Simulations.
He has worked with CFD for more than 25 years – and the technology just keeps getting better.
“Just as meteorologists can predict the weather, we can use CFD to predict how the wind will blow, how smoke will move and what happens when a train passes in and out of a tunnel,” Jens continues.
One fundamental benefit is that complex results can be visualised in a way that is easy to understand. With CFD you can “see the unseen” and thereby enhance the insight that decisions are based on.
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