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Application of CFD software for planning and design of civil engineering structures

Author Affiliations

  • 1Civil Engineering Department, Jagdambha College of Engg. & Tech., Yavatmal, India
  • 2Civil Engineering Department, Govt. Polytechnic, Nagpur, India
  • 3Civil Engineering Department, KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur, India

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 48-51, March,26 (2017)


Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was used widely by every field of engineering for solving critical problems. Paper discussed the application of CFD software for planning and design of civil engineering structures. In civil engineering, CFD can be used for study of liquid flow in environmental structures, sloshing effect of liquid in tanks, Natural ventilation, Force ventilation, Thermal comfort study, stack effect, planning of building in town and contaminant migration in hospital. With proper planning of windows location, windows size and ventilators, natural flow of air can be maintained in residential and hospital building. CFD simulation result are very sensitive to the large number of modeling parameters set by the user. CFD Parameters like Size of computational domain, grid resolution, boundary layer property, turbulence model selected for output and convergence criteria implemented in software are responsible for proper simulation output. Application of Autodesk CFD simulation was demonstrated for wind simulation in building under fixed location, fixed size of windows with uniform wind velocity.


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