CFD software for external temperatures around the building

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Dear All,

I would like to simulate the temperature distribution around the building using CFD, external temperature.
Do you know any suitable software?
Is is possible to do it using Design Builder?

Thank you very much,

Jose Castro Aguilar's picture
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DesignBuilder supports CFD analysis, but has very limited capabilities. It would be great if somehow designbuilder could develop their CFD engine in such a manner that it would be able to exchange data with energyplus engine at every time step. Currently both the engine run independently without any direct coordination.

I would personally prefer to do these analysis on ANSYS or OpenFoam, as these are highly validated unlike DesignBuilder CFD.

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