SimScale Releases Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis

MUNICH, Germany, Oct 9, 2019 – SimScale, the provider of the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation, released new analysis capabilities for calculating multi-direction pedestrian wind comfort. The new offering was created to support civil and wind engineers, urban planners, and architects to better anticipate and plan for how their projects will impact the comfort of pedestrians in the surrounding areas. Additionally, the tool improves time to project completion and automatically computes standard wind comfort criteria including Lawson, Davenport, and NEN 8100. SimScale now allows for simulations of up to 36 wind directions simultaneously and is in accordance with recognized wind engineering standards and best practices.

Screenshot of a pedestrian wind comfort analysis with SimScale

SimScale’s Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis is available now. With the new feature, engineers, planners, and architects can:

  • Simplify the process of calculating wind impact. Users only need to upload their CAD and local wind data, whereas wind profiles, statistical data analysis, and wind comfort criteria are computed automatically.
  • Quickly make calculations, aggregate data, and evaluate the yearly average wind comfort anywhere in the world.
  • Compute pedestrian wind comfort in locations that do not have a flat terrain.
  • Utilize SimScale’s high-speed transient solver, which uses a cartesian “voxel grid” instead of a finite volume mesh and is more robust and faster than traditional methods.
  • Benefit from SimScale’s cloud-based simulation solution, which allows for quick and cost-effective design changes. If the outcome of an analysis is not as expected, designs can be easily and efficiently adjusted and re-simulated to get to the desired outcome.

“We cannot forget that building projects—whether they are high-rises, bridges or tunnels—have a wide impact that spreads further than just local inhabitants. We are extremely excited to bring SimScale’s new capabilities to market as it makes it easier and more efficient for engineers, architects, and urban planners to ensure the comfort of all citizens at the street or even roof level when considering the design of their project,” said Jon Wilde, vice president of customer success at SimScale. “SimScale decreases cost and makes complex calculations easier to compute.”

To learn more about SimScale’s Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis, visit the SimScale blog or register for an upcoming live webinar.

About SimScale

Founded in 2012 and based in Munich and Boston, SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for simulation. By providing instant access to CFD and FEA to over 150,000 users, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application only available to experts in large companies to a user-friendly web application accessible to any designer and engineer in the world via a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

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