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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Healthcare Facilities

Health care facilities such as hospitals, patient rooms, operating rooms, and clinics require high airflow rates to maintain a high level of cleanliness while maintaining the desired therapeutic conditions. The need for relatively high airflow rates for conditioning these spaces demand optimized HVAC designs to lower the operating costs of HVAC.

Airflow patterns and the resulting flow path of airborne contaminants play a crucial role in the spread and accumulation of airborne pathogens and probable locations of surface deposition. The performance of the HVAC design depends on several factors such as the number, location, and type of supply diffusers; supply airflow rates (air change rates); supply air temperature, number, size, and locations exhaust grilles; locations and strengths of various heat sources in a room; layout of furniture; and importantly relative positions of contaminant sources in space.

Our proprietary CFD analysis procedures help our clients to optimize HVAC performance to minimize the spread of airborne contaminants while maintaining the desired therapeutic conditions including the thermal comfort of the occupants.

AnSights into Healthcare Facilities

Temperature distribution in a patient room
Airflow patterns in an operating room
Flow path of airborne particulates in a patient room with a return near entry door
Flow path of airborne particulates in a patient room with a return over a patient’s head

We provide insights into

  • Airflow patterns
  • Temperature distribution
  • Contaminant concentration
  • Flow path of airborne pathogens
  • Thermal comfort of occupants (ASHRAE Standard 55)
  • Displacement ventilation
  • Active chilled beams
  • Radiant heating and cooling
  • Design optimization of the operating and isolation rooms
  • Performance optimization of ante (airlock) rooms
  • Plume dispersion from hospital stack exhaust and cooling tower exhaust
  • Smoke propagation and management in hospital atria

Looking for CFD services for Healthcare Facilities?

We have several years of experience in providing optimized solutions for a wide variety of engineering problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and other similar engineering processes. If you are looking for an expert who can provide you the right solution with the expert CFD knowledge, feel free to contact us.

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