Computational modelling (numerical analysis) is a specialised service that we offer either standalone, or in conjunction with our project planning and execution services. Computational models break down the physics of a complex problem to allow simulation through high performance computer software to represent the performance of the actual system. While not necessary for every engineering problem, the appropriate use of computational models can greatly improve the efficiency and optimise the design of a clean energy system. Specific expertise includes:
Our team draws on extensive prior experience in computational modelling for clean energy applications, including:
- Dynamic energy modelling of HVAC, lighting, building envelope and electrical loads in a 48-storey, 70,000 m2 office tower in Perth, Australia. The building was designed to meet 5 star NABERS office energy efficiency rating.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of a 77 MW and a 25 MW hydroelectric facility intake to optimize intake design, protection berm placement, reduce head loss and maximize sediment scouring during sluicing operations.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of wind flow for around three apartment buildings and an entertainment complex.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of air pollution dispersal from a research laboratory and a train tunnel.
- Energy modelling of a sea water cooling system at a coastal office building.